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Plane drops $1 million in cash over Bolivia in suspected drug deal

It rains cash in Bolivia.

An anti-drug squad in the South American country seized $1 million in US dollars on Sunday after the money was dropped in a plastic bag from a small plane flying over Santa Cruz province, The Telegraph reports.

Bolivia’s Interior Minister, Carlos Romero, said the money was withdrawn from a bank in Paraguay and an envelope found with the cash showed that a transportation company was hired to deliver it.

Authorities believe the drop was a drug trafficking operation and an investigation is ongoing.

Three people were arrested trying to pick up the money, The Telegraph reports.

Last week, Bolivian anti-drug officials seized 690 pounds of cocaine that was set to be delivered to Brazil after shooting at a small plane, forcing it to land, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune.

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