Men nabbed with $372K wanted bananas

June 16, 2008 6:04:27 PM PDT
Two men caught with $372,000 in cash near the Costa Rica-Panama border told police that they just wanted to buy some bananas.

Police said the two appeared to be nervous after their car was stopped over the weekend. Officials searched the vehicle and found the cash in a briefcase.

Police commander Freddy Hernandez said in a statement Monday that the men told officials they were banana brokers.

But police are holding them on possible money laundering charges.

Bananas cost about $1.65 a pound in Costa Rica.