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$10 million buried in garlic field. Farmer arrested.

$10 million buried, then accidentally dug up, gets South Korean farmer arrested. Police say $10 million buried to hide gains from illegal Internet gambling.

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Police officers from the National Police Agency show a seized computer which was used for hacking at the agency's headquarters in Seoul in 2009. But some of the Internet crimes are discovered in more low-tech ways. On April 12, 2011, police arrested a farmer after $10 million buried in his garlic field was accidentally dug up. Police say the money came from an Internet gambling ring.

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South Korean police say they've arrested a farmer for allegedly hiding about $10 million in cash in a garlic field. Police say his relatives made the money by running an illegal Internet gambling site.

Police said Tuesday they've confiscated the money the $10 million buried by the farmer in his field in Gimje, about 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of Seoul.

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Police say the farmer, surnamed Lee, was arrested Monday.

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They say Lee's two brothers-in-law — one in prison and the other on the run — had asked him to hide the money.

Police gave no further details, including what charges Lee's borthers-in-law face and whether the discovered money would add to their charges.

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