Cold cash: More than $100,000 seized in cooler - Tucson News Now

Cold cash: More than $100,000 seized in cooler

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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, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Mexican man is under arrest after Customs officers caught him with $106,893 in unreported cash at the port of entry.

Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents found the cash in a cooler being carried by 54-year-old Gamaliel Gonzales De Dios.  They took a closer look at him on Friday after he declared $1,000 in U.S. currency.  

Authorities found he was actually carrying $1,893, and there was more.  Further inspection revealed 23 packages containing an additional $105,000 in unreported U.S. currency concealed in a cooler he was carrying.

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