Portuguese caught with thousands of euros in truck in France

Man was detained by authorities.

The trucker, of Portuguese nationality, was detained at the border of Bayonne, in France, after being found, during a border control, with 379 thousand euros in cash, hidden in different suitcases in the cabin.

The large sum drew the attention of the authorities, which suspect that the money came from drug trafficking.

The man was unable to justify the origin of the amount.

An investigation was launched for money laundering.

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