Jack and the FBI hook up in Las Vegas to sting Solano during an exchange of the Duke for bogus evidence. The sting works and Solano & his goons are arrested by the FBI. Jack gets Duke back and continues his journey to turn the Duke into the bail-bondsman for $100,000. They land at LAX, but Jack reconsiders and releases him out of principle and gives him his watch as a gift. The Duke in turn gives him a gift of nearly half-million dollars which he was carrying with him the whole time.
Plot hole: At the end of the film Mardukas reveals that he has been wearing a body belt packed with cash - "in the neighbourhood of three hundred thousand dollars" - ever since Jack detained him in New York. Are we to assume that Jack Walsh, an experienced, hard-bitten ex-police officer, now a bounty hunter who routinely chases down violent and armed bail absconders who would kill him without a second thought, didn't even perform a perfunctory search of Mardukas when he detained him? This man used to work for the Mafia! What if he was carrying a weapon? A body belt with three hundred one thousand dollar bills in it would be uncovered by even the most casual pat down.
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