Hi, I'm a newbie. I'm in the early stages of brainstorming a story for fun, and have many doubts. It's not a serious story, but I like to be accurate if I can be helped. The main characters have stolen a large sum of money (say 10-20m but it's undecided) from a legally questionable institution: A private club that holds auctions of rare items such as vintage wine, original paintings, illegal pets, etc. This club could still report the main characters to the police (despite having illegal items), and some members could have connections in major airlines. They're trying to get out of the US and go to some island in the Caribbean. I haven't decided a time period yet, but it could be anytime between 1960 to 2002. What would be the best way to get out? I kinda don't want them to just take a plane and leave... but if it seems like the easiest way, why wouldn't they do it? I made some calculations based on 1993, and tried to gather some info on why they wouldn't be able to do X or Y. Please correct me if I'm wrong: $10m in 100-dollar-bills straps would weigh 100kg, roughly 6890 cubic inches $10m in gold ('93) would weigh 950kg!!! roughly 3000 cubic inches. Western Union money order limit is $500 current day (probably less in '93, maybe $200) Travelers cheques would be too suspicious, I don't know what the limit is Would buying diamonds/gemstones be too cumbersome? Would they lose a big % in reselling? Who would they sell it when they get to the island? It could end up with someone with connections to the club they stole from If they stole a valuable item (like vintage wine) instead of money, how would they get rid of it on the island? Same issue as the point above Airport customs ask that you declare currency/valuables of over $10k, but it seems they won't stop you from bringing it abroad? Does it get reported to the police for risk of money laundering or other illegal activities? IF we're going with the money, it'd be 2 suitcases full of money... That wouldn't fly, right? I'm kinda leaning towards having the characters keep it in cash form, driving to a container terminal (where they have a friend), and get in a common cargo ship to get to the island. Is that very silly? or unfeasible? I'm open to changing the year. Towards the end of the story, despite their plan, they end up losing most of the money anyway and only have about 100-300k remaining. At this point, would it be better to fly or stick to the ship plan? Thank you!