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CBP Officers Disrupt a Smuggling Attempt of Over $254K in Unreported Currency at Eagle Pass Port of Entry

Release Date: 
February 18, 2021

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working outbound operations seized over $254,000 in undeclared currency in a single enforcement act over the weekend.

“This seizure of unreported currency is a direct reflection of our continuous commitment to enforce federal currency reporting requirements,” said Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

Packages containing $254,010 in unreported currency seized by CBP officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry
Packages containing $254,010 in unreported 
currency seized by CBP officers at Eagle Pass 
Port of Entry. 

On Saturday, February 13, officers assigned to outbound operations referred a 2016 Cadillac SRX traveling to Mexico for examination. Upon physical inspection of the vehicle and subject’s personal belongings, 26 packages containing $254,010 of undeclared currency were discovered inside a non-factory compartment of the vehicle.

The vehicle and unreported currency were seized by CBP. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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Last modified: 
February 18, 2021