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Illegal Currency Seized During Douglas Port of Entry Southbound Operations

Release Date: 
February 20, 2010

Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stopped an illegal exportation of $37,000 while screening traffic going into Mexico.

Cash hidden in aftermarket speaker box

$37,000 of undeclared currency discovered hidden in an aftermarket speaker box.

On Feb.17, at approximately 9:45 p.m., CBP officers were screening traffic going into Mexico as part of a southbound operation. The officers selected a 1989 Jeep Cherokee being driven by a 21-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico for further inspection. CBP officers discovered that the man was attempting to smuggle $37,000 out of United States by concealing the money in after market speaker boxes.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and the illegal currency. The man was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017