RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Treasury seized yesterday, September 28th, little more than €850,000 (US$930,000) in the luggage of a passenger who landed at Galeão Airport, in Rio de Janeiro.
He had landed on a flight from Belém and said he had no proof of the money's source.
Considering the current exchange rate, if converted into Brazilian reais, the amount found amounts to almost R$4 million. The banknotes were in a suitcase that had been dispatched.
The man was approached by the Customs Surveillance Service team during a routine operation.
"The passenger . . .