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Friday, April 21, 2006

Bizarre Incident At PA Nuclear Plant

Pittsburg Channel.com

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State police said the men drove up to the Beaver Valley Power Station in a tractor-trailer on Tuesday night to pick up two large containers of tools for a contractor for whom they worked.

Security guards stopped the men for a routine inspection, but they drove away, police
said.

The guards became suspicious and called police, who pulled the truck over about a mile from the plant. A state trooper got a warrant to search the vehicle and found a duffel bag, which he said contained $504,230 in mostly small bills.

The driver denied knowing anything about the money or who gave it to him, so the trooper seized it, police said.

Another story with different details:

Security stopped the truck and did a routine inspection. During that search the security discovered a padlocked duffel bag, and opened it up.

Inside they found more than $500,000, but police said the men left after the search.

However, security did contact state police, and the two men in the truck were pulled over.

State police said a drug dog detected the scent of drugs on the money, and they confiscated it.

Now the FBI and Homeland Security are involved. The worry is that the money may be connected to terrorist activity. However, the men claim they picked it up in Chicago and didn't know what was inside. State Police say they believe them.

The men were from Houston.


Comments:
Well I'm certainly going to search all of my duffel bags now padlocked or not.

On top of everything else, it makes no sense.
 
It doesn't. This seems like some sort of currency laundering scheme. They got the money in Chicago and it may have come over from Canada. Presumably the men would have swung back to Houston, which is close to the Mexican border.

I would accept any locked duffel bags handed to you by a third party and investigate thoroughly! Think of the opportunities you may have missed.
 
From the first article: "The driver denied knowing anything about the money or who gave it to him, so the trooper seized it, police said." From the second article: "...the men claim they picked it up in Chicago and didn't know what was inside. State Police say they believe them."

So a mysterious duffle bag just appears, they haul it around the country, it ends up containing a half million dollars, and the police believe their story. Right. Well then. I feel so safe now.
 
It does give you that warm glow, doesn't it?
 
Why is the only bags I find are filled with hamburger wrappers or dog stuff?
 
You find locked duffel bags filled with hamburger wrappers? You move in interesting circles, my friend....

Try parking your big rig for a while and see if any duffel bags show up.
 
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