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CBP Officers at the Port of Lukeville Seize Unreported Currency

Release Date: 
March 13, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Yuma resident after seizing more than $13,000 in undeclared currency Friday.

Officers searchng a person heading for Mexico, discovered more than $13,000 in unreported currency
Officers searching a person
heading for Mexico,
discovered more than
$13,000 in unreported
currency

Officers performing outbound inspections of an arriving shuttle from Phoenix referred a 24-year-old man for further inspection when a search of his luggage led to suspicion. Officers discovered multiple envelopes inside of a backpack with a cash count of more than $13,200.

Customs and Border Protection officers seized the currency, and turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
March 13, 2018