Customs officers along with the Civil Guard have intercepted 100,000 euros in cash in a passenger’s suitcase at Valencia Airport.

On 14 January, security guards at the Airport Terminal requested assistance from the Civil Guard because the X-ray machine indicated that there could be cash in the hand luggage of a passenger who was going through checks at security control.

The agents inspected the suitcase and found more than 10,000 euros, which led them to carry out a more exhaustive examination of the passenger’s belongings where they discovered a further sum of cash.

The 46-year-old man, of Bulgarian nationality, told the agents that the money came from sales of vehicle parts, although he was unable to justify all of the cash.

As such the money was seized by the officers who have since handed the matter over to the Executive Service of the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Offenses.