According to reports from multiple Mexican Newspapers, Harmouch was caught with the US$57 thousand dollars which he did not declare hidden inside a brief case. Mexican authorities claimed that inside the brief case, they found 528 notes of 100 dollars, 51 notes of 50 dollars, 82 notes of 20 dollars and a single 10 dollars note.
Authorities claimed that Harmouch had checked in at section 25 inside terminal one of the new airport and after being observed acting suspiciously authorities at the airport called in Federal Police. Hamouch was travelling with his wife and his three children when the incident unfolded. His family remains detained in Police custody in Mexico City along with 10 bags of personal items, while Harmouch was scheduled to appear before a federal court yesterday in Mexico City. Being in possession of undeclared money in excess of US$10,000 in Mexico is considered a major crime.
According to Channel 5 News, Harmouch stated that he was moving back home to Lebanon after finishing his two year contract managing his brother's businesses: San Pedro Supermarket and S.P. Hardware.
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