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Lukeville Port Officers Disrupt Currency Smuggling

Release Date: 
March 14, 2017

Officers discovered $38,000 worth of unreported currency inside of a quarter panel in a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered $38,000 in
unreported currency inside of a
quarter panel in a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 31-year-old Mexican man Saturday after finding $38,000 of unreported U.S. currency concealed in a quarter panel of his Ford van.

Officers seized the money and vehicle, and turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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March 14, 2017