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CBP Officers Seize $261K in Unreported Currency at Laredo Port of Entry

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LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working outbound operations at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge, seized over $261,000 in two separate, unrelated incidents.

“This seizure is a direct reflection of our continuous commitment to enforce federal reporting requirements, all while continuing to enforce the laws that keep America safe.” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.

Stacks containing $195,731 in unreported currency seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Stacks containing $195,731 in unreported currency
seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry.

The first enforcement action occurred on Jan. 24, when officers assigned to outbound operations selected a 2009 Kia Sorento traveling to Mexico for inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 53-year-old female United States citizen. Upon physical inspection of the subject’s personal belongings, packages containing $65,560 in undeclared currency were discovered.

The second enforcement action occurred on Jan. 29, when officers intercepted a 2006 Ford F-150 traveling to Mexico and selected it for inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 34-year-old male Mexican citizen. Upon physical inspection of the subject’s vehicle, packages containing $195,731 in undeclared currency were discovered.

The seizures combined totaled $261,291.

The currency and vehicles were seized by CBP. Both drivers were arrested, and the cases were 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 9, 2022