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76-year-old American arrested in Bolivia on suspicion of smuggling $1.5M in gold

DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - JANUARY 14: An officer opens the handcuffs of Heather Mack of the US as she arrive in a cell after her hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - JANUARY 14: An officer opens the handcuffs of Heather Mack of the US as she arrive in a cell after her hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)  (2015 Getty Images)

Bolivian police say they've detained a 76-year-old U.S. citizen with more than 121 pounds (55 kilograms) of gold.

Anti-narcotics chief Santiago Delgadillo says Robert Agnew Meyer also was found with a small amount of cocaine and several pounds (kilograms) of silver coins. He puts the value of the gold alone at more than $1.5 million.

Delgadillo says the man is being investigated for possible smuggling, though he has not been charged.

Police didn't say Saturday where Meyer is from or how long he's been living in Bolivia.

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