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CBP Seizes Nearly $190K in Unreported Funds

Release Date: 
September 22, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — A 48-year-old Mexican man was arrested Sept. 16 for attempting to smuggle $189,300 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.

roof of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales searched and located nine packages of unreported currency within the vehicle roof of a smuggling vehicle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outgoing inspections referred a Cadillac Escalade for further inspection and located nine packages of currency hidden inside the vehicle’s roof. 

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017