In Viry (Haute-Savoie), the customs services took into custody a 28-year-old Russian who was driving with 160,000 euros in small bills.
Resident in Geneva, the man was checked at a toll while returning from Paris, reports France Blue Country of Savoy.
Thanks to a canine team, customs officers also discovered six grams of cannabis resin in his car.
The man calls himself a gemologist
The Russian national presented himself as a gemologist, a specialist in precious stones. But investigators suspect him of laundering drug trafficking.
Presented to the Thonon-les-Bains prosecutor’s office at the end of his police custody, he was imprisoned. He will be judged in immediate appearance this Monday, February 7 before the criminal court of Thonon-les-Bains.