Customs team finds over €70,000 hidden in body lotion

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Koninklijke Marechaussee, or Royal Military Police, at Eindhoven Airport (Picture: Facebook/Koninklijke Marechaussee). Koninklijke Marechaussee, or Royal Military Police, at Eindhoven Airport (Picture: Facebook/Koninklijke Marechaussee)

Customs officers on Eindhoven Airport found 70 thousand euros hidden in two bottles of body lotion when searching the luggage of a Spanish man last week, NOS reports.

The money was carefully covered in plastic wrap and hidden in the skincare products. Another 5 thousand euros was found when the man himself was searched.

The Spaniard arrived at the airport on a flight from Milan. He was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and handed over to the Tax Office' investigative department FIOD.

It is unclear what the man planned to do with the money in the Netherlands. The money was seized and the man was released after questioning.

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