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CBP Officers in Southern Arizona Seize $90,000 in Unreported Cash

Release Date: 
October 23, 2012

Nogales, Ariz. - Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 19-year-old Tucson male for allegedly attempting to smuggle $90,000 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Dennis DeConcini Port.

CBP officers in Nogales, Ariz. locate unreported currency from inside a spare tire.



On Friday CBP officers conducting outbound inspections selected a Chevrolet truck driven by Hugo Alejandro Egurrola-Vasquez for additional inspection and found nine packages of currency hidden in the spare tire. The vehicle and cash were processed for seizure. Egurrola was referred for prosecution.

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CBP officers in Nogales, Ariz. seize $90,000 unreported currency.



CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

All CBP assets in Arizona were realigned under a unified command structure in February 2011. Joint Field Command - Arizona unifies the Tucson and Yuma Border Patrol Sectors and Air Branches, as well as the Tucson Field Office, to enhance border security, commercial enforcement and trade facilitation missions to meet Arizona's unique challenges. Follow us on Twitter @CBPArizona.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017