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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $211K Unreported Currency

Release Date: 
January 18, 2017
Officers at the Mariposa crossing in Nogales, Ariz. seized more than $200K in unreported currency from within the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle headed for Mexixco
Officers at the Mariposa crossing in
Nogales, Ariz. seized more than $200K in
unreported currency from within the
dashboard of a smuggling vehicle
headed for Mexico

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa crossing in Nogales, Arizona, arrested a Mexican national Friday for attempting to transport almost $211,000 in unreported U.S. currency.

Officers conducting routine outbound inspections referred a 45-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for an inspection of his Chevrolet truck and found the currency in the vehicle’s dashboard.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017