Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped an illegal exportation of nearly $65,000 while screening traffic going into Mexico.
On December 2nd at about 4 p.m., CBP officers were screening traffic going into Mexico as part of a southbound operation. The officers selected a Ford F-150 being driven by a 21-year-old man from Phoenix. Further inspection revealed that the man was attempting to smuggle nearly $65,000 out of United States. The CBP officers found the illegal currency concealed in a secret compartment constructed in the floor of the F-150.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and illegal currency. The man was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation and prosecution.