Venezuelan authorities are opening an investigation in to the wife of prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez after finding a large amount of cash in her car.
Lilian Tintori took to Twitter Friday to denounce what she asserted was a persecution against her family, pointing out in that it’s not a crime to have cash in one’s possession.
On Thursday, authorities uncovered some 200 million bolivars in a vehicle belonging to Tintori. That’s around $60,000 at the nation’s weakest official exchange rate or $10,000 at the black market rate.
Tintori in the video showed a document ordering her to appear Tuesday before a local court. It’s not clear what crimes she’s being investigated for yet she asserted the cash was to pay for emergencies in addition to the hospitalization of her 100-year-old grandmother.