Rio Rico man arrested in attempt to smuggle cash into Mexico

2013-06-27T16:54:00Z 2013-06-28T08:06:50Z Rio Rico man arrested in attempt to smuggle cash into MexicoCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 27, 2013 4:54 pm  • 

A Rio Rico man was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle $50,000 into Mexico through the Nogales port.

Rene Becerra-Portillo Jr., 22, was stopped for further questioning, and federal agents found the unreported currency in a fast-food restaurant bag he was carrying, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.

Becerra-Portillo, dressed in a fast-food restaurant uniform, was also carrying a drink.

The cash was seized, and Becerra-Portilo was turned over to federal authorities.


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