El Salvador: The Six-Million-Dollar Man

The Six-Million-Dollar Man

In early February a small jet en route from California to Florida stopped for refueling at the Kleberg County Airport, near Kingsville, Texas. Acting on a tip, U.S. Customs officials searched the aircraft and found nearly $6 million in $100 and $20 bills in the suitcases of one of the passengers. They arrested the owner of the luggage, Francisco Guirola Beeche, 34, a wealthy Salvadoran businessman, and his two companions. Guirola is a friend of Roberto d'Aubuisson, the right-wing Salvadoran politician and foe of President Jose Napoleon Duarte. The three men were later indicted in Corpus Christi, Texas, on charges of...

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