Arkansas woman tries to smuggle more than $10K into Africa

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – According to federal court documents, a Lowell woman has been accused of trying to smuggle more than $10,000 into Ghana.

CBS affiliate 5NEWS reports that 43-year-old Pamela Fuchs was indicted last September by a grand jury and pleaded not guilty August 31 to one count of bulk cash smuggling into or out of the U.S.

She used a shipping container to try and smuggle the money into the West African country, according to the documents. It’s unclear exactly how much money Fuchs tried to smuggle and what her goal was.

Fuchs was released on a $5,000 bond. She has a trial set for October 2 in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville. She faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

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