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Arrested with $153,000: Man nabbed when dogs smell drugs

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Nashville detected the scent of narcotics on the money in his suitcase. According to Reuters on Jan. 14, Conor Guckian, 33, was arrested after a second dog confirmed the odor.

A K-9 unit detected the drug odor on the bundles of money in Guckian's bag, the document said.

Guckian was arrested with $153,000 in his possession after consenting to a search by a second police dog. The man used $20,000 cash to charter a private plane, which did not go unnoticed. Airport police were altered about a "suspicious individual" and investigated.

The man arrested with $153,000 said that he was on his way to California to buy gold with the money. He said that he thought it would be safer to charter a private plane for the trip. Strangely, he had arrived in Nashville on a commercial flight from Chicago and New York.

Police claim that the cash was found in 32 bundles wrapped by rubber bands in Guckian's luggage. According to an affidavit, "The manner in which the U.S. currency was wrapped is consistent with that of drug proceeds."

The man said that he had a previous arrest for cocaine possession in New York. He is being held in jail with bail set at $10,000.

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