By way of comparison, Mexico’s GDP per capita in nominal terms is about $8,500.
The Mexican Navy (Marina Armada of Mexico) and the Tamaulipas State Police on Sunday night seized $981,140 cash from a passenger bus traveling from Reynosa to Puebla, Mexico, according to a news release from the governor of Tamaulipas.
The seizure took place at a checkpoint in Alfredo V. Bonfil, Tamaulipas–approximately 35 miles south of the Texas border.
Through the use of Gamma-ray equipment, state police detected irregularities in the internal structure of the bus. During a search, police found 43 packages of cash inside a hidden side panel.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Mexico (MX) is estimated to have a population of 122.3 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 8.8 million.