They were hidden in a false bottom in the trunk of the vehicle. The Argentine driver also had almost $1,000.
Officials of the Customs in the city of Cologne They seized a sum greater than 5 million Argentine pesos and 940 dollars after an operation in which they detected a suspicious car.
According to the information provided by the government, officials were carrying out routine checks on passengers entering Uruguay in the last hours of Thursday, when they detected anomalies in an Argentine patent car.
The driver, also Argentine, had hidden 5,644,000 Argentine pesos and 940 dollars. The money was hidden in the double bottom trunk and in various spaces within it.
The Colonia Departmental Prosecutor’s Office ordered, in accordance with current regulations and because the money had not been declared, the seizure of it and the vehicle.
The driver, meanwhile, was identified under the act and had to establish an address in Uruguay to be notified and summoned. The SENACLAFT and UIAF They were in charge of the investigation.
Cooperation between Uruguay and Argentina for financial controls
In January the Superintendence of Financial Services (SSF) of the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU) signed an agreement for mutual cooperation, consultations and exchange of financial information with the National Securities Commission (CNV) of Argentina.
The measure was carried out after Argentina signed a bilateral agreement with the USA for the exchange of financial information with the aim of accessing data on operations of both companies and individuals.
The initiative between the BCU and the CNV will offer a tool that will allow quick access to information on cross-border operations related to processes of registration, registration or authorization of companies and individuals to act in the stock markets.