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CBP Southbound Operations Seize Nearly $17,000 Exiting the U.S.

Release Date: 
December 23, 2009

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Douglas port of entry stopped an illegal exportation of nearly $17,000 while screening traffic going into Mexico.

On December 23 at about 3:30 p.m., CBP officers were screening traffic going into Mexico as part of a southbound operation. The officers selected a 2003 Honda Accord being driven by a 34-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

Further inspection revealed that the man was attempting to smuggle nearly $17,000 out of United States. The CBP officers found the illegal currency concealed in the man's briefcase and the glove-compartment of the vehicle he was driving.

CBP officers seized the illegal currency. The man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further questioning.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017