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Guards nab smugglers carrying €700,000 in cash

Border guards in southern Switzerland say they have stopped two men attempting to smuggle €700,000 (SFr1.05 million) in large bills into the country.

This content was published on February 10, 2009 - 22:17

Customs agents in Chiasso said they questioned two men who appeared to be nervous as they drove their car toward a checkpoint between Italy and Switzerland during one night last week.

The agents ordered the men out of the car and quickly discovered plastic bags stuffed with €500 bills stashed behind the dashboard.

Where the money had come from was not immediately clear. Both men, Italians from Naples, were handed over to Ticino authorities for investigation.

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