Belgica Suarez Arrested for Money Laundering

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Former Miss Honduras 2009, Belgica Suarez has been arrested by Honduran Police due to money laundering charges for failing to declare the equivalent of $47,000 when entering the country.

Special services police spokesman, Alex Madrid said that the beauty queen was arrested with euros and British pounds on a Honduran highway near the Nicaraguan border. Madrid said the she failed to declare the money when she crossed the border from the city of Esteli in Nicaragua.

"She claimed she had earned the money working as a model in Europe," Madrid told The Associated Press.

According to Honduran law, travelers must declare to customs that they are carrying more than $10,000. Suarez was arrested along with a Nicaraguan driver.


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