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Heavy-handed Austrian money launderer pair caught

Two suspected Austrian money launderers who tried to smuggle 360,000 EUR across Europe were caught – because the money was in coins.

Cops were suspicious because the van seemed to be excessively low on the ground when it was travelling down the motorway near the town of Oiartzun, in the north Spanish province of Guipuzcoa, and when they searched it they found 500 boxes packed with 360,000 EUR in coins – and 6000 EUR in banknotes.

The Austrians who were heading towards France when they were stopped in their Mercedes-Benz sprinter van have not revealed why they were carrying so much undeclared money.

The money has been confiscated while the investigation continues.

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