How to give a cartel bad news

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - December 5, 2012

How about getting the cops to write an excuse?

Authorities in Tucson, Arizona, charge Demarco Alonzo Thomas was transporting cash for a drug cartel.

Police say he was threatened when he came up 20-grand short.

A local newspaper reports that Thomas asked police asked for a phony receipt showing the money had been seized.

He was busted on suspicion of money laundering and racketeering.

Police say after his arrest, officers found a total of $20,000 in a suitcase and his wallet.

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