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ECUADOR - More than US$1m found in downed plane

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

QUITO (AP):

Ecuador's anti-narcotics chief says authorities have found US$1.3 million in cash in a plane from Mexico that crashed into a rural hillside.

General Juan Carlos Barragan says officials counted up the cash and also found the remains of two Mexican men and three dogs in the wreckage of the plane that went down at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday. Officials have said the flight was probably part of a money-laundering or drug-purchase operation.