Nogales, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped an illegal exportation of nearly $12,000 while screening traffic going into Mexico.
On January 31 at about 9 p.m., CBP officers were screening traffic going into Mexico as part of a southbound operation. The officers selected a white van being driven by a 36-year-old man from Altar, Sonora, Mexico. Further inspection revealed that the man was attempting to smuggle nearly $12,000 out of United States.
CBP officers seized the illegal currency. The man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further questioning.