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Salvadoran Police Find 3rd Cash-filled Oil Drum

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - National Civil Police director Carlos Ascencio says the plastic barrel was found Friday night buried in an upscale neighborhood west of the capital, San Salvador.

He says it contained packets of $100 bills adding up to $4.2 million.

This is the third barrel of money authorities have found in a
week.

The first two barrels, containing about $10 million in U.S.
dollars, were found on a ranch outside the capital last week.

Ascencio says the finds are the result of a nationwide
investigation of organized crime and drug traffickers. U.S. drug
agents have been helping out with the investigation.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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