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04/12/2011 03:35 pm ET | Updated Jun 12, 2011

South Korean Farmer Buried $10 Million

South Korean police have arrested a 52-year-old farmer after finding over 11 billion won ($10 million) buried in a garlic field.

The money, which likely resulted from an illegal internet gambling operation run by his brothers-in-law, was found in a nearby garlic field, according to the AP. His in-laws had asked him to hide the money while they were pursued by the law.

One of the brothers is in prison while the other is on the run, reports the AP.

In all, the gambling operation may have net them upwards of $15 million, reported UPI. However, the money they found in the ground wasn't all the family was hiding.

UPI adds:

Investigators interrogated Lee's family Friday and said they later discovered about $1 million in his son's rental car and more than $100,000 in the family's apartment in Jeonju, North Jeolla province.

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