Man arrested for attempt to smuggle $302,800 into Mexico

2013-01-28T20:52:00Z 2013-01-29T08:38:03Z Man arrested for attempt to smuggle $302,800 into MexicoCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 28, 2013 8:52 pm  • 

A Mexican national was arrested for attempting to smuggle $302,800 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico, authorities said.

The 54-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday at the Dennis DeConcini port of entry by federal officers, said Juan Osorio,a Customs and Border Protection spokesman.

Authorities conducting outbound inspections selected a Jeep SUV, driven by Elifonso Pillado Sanchez, for further inspection, Osorio said.

A CBP canine alerted officers to the unreported money hidden in the vehicle’s roof hatch, said Osorio. The vehicle and cash were seized.




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