Arrested for Crossing the Border with More than $10,000
ABC reports that former Miss Honduras was arrested for crossing the Nicaragua-Honduras border without declaring the $47,000 equivalent she had with her.
Special services police spokesman Alex Madrid said 25-year-old Belgica Suarez was arrested with euros and British pounds on a Honduran highway near the Nicaraguan border. Madrid said the beauty queen failed to declare the money when she crossed the border from the city of Esteli in Nicaragua.
Her claim that she earned it modeling in Europe seems credible. This is but one of several accounts where someone has been arrested for not declaring funds in excess of $10,000 when crossing a border in Latin America. If you legitimately wanted to travel across a border with this amount of money, would you feel comfortable declaring it at a border post?