The passenger was carrying 6,500 in a hold-all pack and was about to leave the Buquebus ferry terminal in Buenos Aires for Colonia, on the other side of the Río de la Plata, when Larishka turned her attention towards the car engine.
AFIP agents followed up the dog’s hint, and discovered a further 86,500 dollars in the vehicle’s air filter, just 15 minutes before the boat was due to leave the terminal.
As a result, the revenue agency suspended the passenger’s CUIT (self-employed status) tax number, prepared a Suspicious Operation Report for the Financial Irregularities Unit and requested data from Uruguayan authorities, to determine if the suspect held investments or deposits in the neighboring country that had not been declared.
Coming soon to a border near you. Because you didn’t think you had a right to haul your own money anywhere you wanted to, did you?