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CBP Officers Seize Unreported Currency

Release Date: 
June 11, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Two Mexican nationals were arrested on Tuesday for failing to report more than $100,000 in U.S. currency when they attempted to drive into Mexico through the Port of Douglas.

More than $100,000 and nearly 5,000 pesos are seized by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas on June 9

More than $100,000 and nearly 5,000 pesos are seized by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas on June 9.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections selected a Chevrolet truck, driven by Dennis Armando Brown-Lopez, 43, for further inspection when he and Maria Delia Barrientos-Romero, 45, both of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, attempted to cross into Mexico.

After officers discovered the currency hidden with the truck, they processed the vehicle and currency for seizure, and referred Brown and Barrientos to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017