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CBP Seizes Nearly $109K in Unreported Funds

Release Date: 
September 23, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — A 74-year-old Yuma man was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly $109,000 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers from the DeConcini crossing located unreported U.S. currency when they searched a vehicle on Monday

CBP officers from the DeConcini crossing located unreported U.S. currency when they searched a vehicle on Monday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outgoing inspections referred a Ford SUV for further inspection at the Dennis DeConcini crossing and located nine packages of currency hidden within the windshield cowling. 

Officers seized the unreported currency and referred the driver to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

On Sept. 16, officers at the Mariposa crossing seized more than $189,000 found in the roof of a vehicle attempting to cross into Mexico.

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February 9, 2017