Slow Driver Discovered to Have over 300,000 Euros Stashed in His Car

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Slow Driver Discovered to Have over 300,000 Euros Stashed in His Car
Slow Driver Discovered to Have over 300,000 Euros Stashed in His Car Credit: Local police

Slow Driver Discovered to Have over 300,000 Euros Stashed in His Car.

A SLOW driver when pulled over by Local Police was discovered to have over €300,000 stashed in his car.

The man had been driving too slowly in Palmilla in Spain’s Malaga. Malaga’s Local Police officers were able to find a staggering €300,000 plus that the driver had been carrying in his vehicle.

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The money was discovered a few days ago at shortly before 9.00 in the evening according to Local Police.

Plain-clothed Local Police officers from the Investigation and Protection Group (GIP) were driving round in a camouflaged vehicle in Malaga’s Palmilla neighbourhood when they became suspicious of the driver of an Opel Insignia. The driver had been driving at an incredibly slow speed using a GPS device too. The Insignia had German number plates as well.

The officers began to follow the car and once he had parked the vehicle the officers approached and identified themselves as Local Police. The driver was said to respond nervously to the introduction and attempted to hide a mobile phone.


The officers set out to carry out a preventive security search along with ensuring that his car keys were taken from him to prevent him fleeing. As officers inspected the car they made a surprise discovery of a stunning amount of cash.

The officers discovered two bags which were full of banknotes on the car’s back seat and the banknotes were of varying value and totalled a staggering €304,120.

According to La Opinion de Malaga, “Local Police units of the Malaga Local Police and other units of the GIP and the Operational Support Group (GOA), as well as officers of the National Police, were sent to the scene in support.”


The man was a 57-year-old German man and he was taken to police headquarters. He was not able to provide any documentation for the amount of cash that he was carrying which was over the limit allowed by Law 10/2010, of April 28, on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

 


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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