A mixup in comunication. We paid $100 us dollars for a mechanic to be at the airport to take 2 bikes apart if need be and sure enough they came apart to check for contraban. Tanks off , air filters apart, and a thorough snoop in our stuff.Seems the cost was 200,000 pesos. I paid with a us 100 dollar bill ( 180,000 pesos)and it was directly accepted by the mechanic. He was very happy it seemed but can not cash it anywhere . He now says he thought it was a tip and is holding the guy that helped us out and set everything up responsible. Sending the bill here is immposible due to the mail service in Columbia and I dont want to pay again until I have the bill back so until I get to continue my trip down there at least i can try and get the 20,000 paid to the guy that set things up for us as he bent over backwards to help us out. I still have some pesos.
Nothing clandestine, but non the less I feel a debt to be rectified at least partially if possible. You are close by. Not a biggy if you decide not to take this mission. The pay will be the same.