$90K in cash seized at border in Nogales

2013-04-18T17:17:00Z 2013-04-19T07:54:08Z $90K in cash seized at border in NogalesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 18, 2013 5:17 pm  • 

A 34-year-old Mexican national from Nogales, Sonora, was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle $90,000 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales, Ariz.

Customs and Border Protection officers conducting inspections of vehicles heading into Mexico selected a Ford truck driven by Cesar Olea Vazquez, for further inspection. A drug dog alerted the officers to the presence of contraband and upon further inspection officers found the currency underneath the front seat, a news release from the agency said.

The vehicle and cash were seized; Olea was arrested.

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