An African politician was arrested for suspected money laundering, with police finding millions of dollars worth of banknotes stuffed inside his luggage. Former Gabonese National Assembly President Guy Nzouba-Ndama, 76, was detained by officers at the border between Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville in Africa on September 17. Footage shows law enforcers opening several large suitcases on the back of the opposition member's pickup truck, finding thick wads of cash worth a reported 1.19 billion FCFA (roughly 1.8 million USD). Nzouba-Ndama was placed in police custody in Libreville, Gabon, but was put under provisional release on September 20. Local media reported that Nzouba-Ndama's camp claimed he had earned the money rightfully while serving as a politician. The cash has since been confiscated and reportedly returned to the Public Treasury.