The British woman has been named as Tara Hanlon from Leeds. Another woman who was arrested at the same time has been released.
Britain’s immigration compliance minister Chris Philp said that stopping the export of undeclared cash from the UK was a “vital step in clamping down on organised crime gangs”.
It seems Dubai is a popular place for smugglers. It was just a month ago that gold bars worth AED3.5 million were caught in a lunchbox on their way to Dubai.
Cunning. Very cunning.
Apart from the fact they weighed a bicep-building 16kg which is alarmingly heavy for a lunch box. Want to know how much that is? Well, according to a police spokesman, the bars weighed as much as “an adult Staffordshire bull terrier”. Which is worryingly specific.