Lisbon Airport – Two persons detained carrying (equivalent) 6 million Euros in cash in suitcases

On 25th May 2015, the Judicial Police, through the National Unit for Combating Corruption in connection with an investigation led by DIAP Lisbon, seized, at Lisbon Airport, two suitcases containing about one million euros and 3.5 million yuan (Chinese currency) bundles of notes wrapped in cellophane.

The money was in the possession of a woman and a man, who were preparing to board a flight to Shanghai.

The suspects, aged 22 to 47 years of age with permanent visas in Portugal, were made defendants in connection with money laundering offences. The investigation is continuing.


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