Bundles of cash confiscated at border - Tucson News Now

Bundles of cash confiscated at border

Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection

NOGALES (Tucson News Now) - Two Mexican citizens are under arrest for a pair of cash smuggling incidents over the weekend.  In all, U.S. Customs officers netted $242,700 in unreported U.S. currency coming through the Mariposa Port.

On Sunday, officers pulled over a Nissan SUV driven by a 24-year-old Mexican woman for additional inspection while she was leaving the U.S., and found two packages containing $29,300 in cash inside the gas tank.

On Monday, officers stopped a 37-year-old Mexican man for additional inspection and found $213,400 in cash hidden in 12 packages behind the vehicle's air conditioner control panel.

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