The Greek man was identified as Daniil Michail, 50, and the Israeli man was Itzchak, 61, according to a detailed official statement, stating that the operation was conducted on Thursday.
According to the Costa Rican authorities, the two men entered the country from Panama on Thursday through a commercial flight and then boarded another plane to Madrid and then to Brussels.
The PCD found the money in briefcases with double linings in the Juan Santamaria Airport, the largest airport in Costa Rica.
From Itzchak, $105,000 was seized in denominations of $100 in a backpack, wrapped in newspaper. In another backpack carried by Michail, also wrapped in newspaper, they found $122,850 in denominations of $50 and $100 bills. In addition, they seized a computer and a tablet.
Both were left to foreign judicial authorities and may be prosecuted for the offense of money laundering. (EFE)
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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