$1 million in cash dropped from a plane in Bolivia

Anti-narcotics agents in Bolivia have recovered some $1 million (£620,000) that they say was thrown from a low-flying plane in the east of the country.

Some of the wads of US bank notes thrown from the plane
Some of the wads of US bank notes thrown from the plane Credit: Reuters

Bolivian authorities say they believe it was intended to be picked up by gang members to set up a cocaine production centre or false commercial enterprise.

The US bank notes came in a number of different denominations and were wrapped with a seal from a Paraguayan bank.

Three people were detained and guns and vehicles were also seized as a result of the money being intercepted.

Bolivia is one of the top three cocaine producers in the world, according to the UN.

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