A Mexican man was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle about $175,000 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales, officials said.

Samir Alexander Lara-Ambriz, 29, of Nogales, Sonora, was driving a Mercedes sedan when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers doing inspections of vehicles heading into Mexico found 14 packages of U.S. currency hidden in the car.

Lara-Ambriz was arrested. The money and the car were seized.


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