February 26th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Police officers arrested yesterday a man who was traveling with more than $500,000 USD under the front passenger seat of his vehicle.
The incident occurred at a checkpoint near the Rio Frio on the way from San José to Limon.
When police officers made a routine stop of the vehicle at the checkpoint, they observed that the driver, identified by the last names Viquez Ramirez, behaved nervously, insisting he was in a hurry.
Based on their suspicions, officers at the checkpoint contacted the Drug Control Police (PCD) to conduct a search of the vehicle.
After a thorough search, officers found $552,400 in cash under the front passenger seat.
After the discovery, the suspect attempted to bribe the officers, who refused. The subject was arrested at the scene.