$1 Million Rains From Sky in Bolivia


Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it does fall out of the sky! At least, it does in Bolivia.

According to CNN, more than $1 million dollars fell from the clouds in Bolivia’s Eastern province of Santa Cruz this week. 

Police reported that an unidentified person tossed 26 bags of cash from a low-flying plane. They suspect a drug-deal gone wrong, and speculate that authorities reached the money before the drug-runners, who were supposed to collect on the ground. 

The authorities say the sum of money was U.S. dollar bills in various denominations, wrapped with a seal from a Paraguayan bank. They believe the money was supposed to set up either a cocaine production center or a fake commercial business in Bolivia to continue their illegal activity.

In addition to the piles of cash, police confiscated two vehicles, two rifles, a machine gun and three cell phones. 

Three suspects are currently in custody. 

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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