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Over $360,000 in cash found hidden inside car

Cash seized at Hidalgo International Bridge

A man was taken into custody after he was caught at the Hidalgo International Bridge trying to smuggle a large amount of cash into Mexico.

The 23-year-old Mexican national was attempting to cross the money over on Thursday evening.

Customs and Border Protection officers became suspicious of his vehicle, and sent it to a secondary inspection.

During the inspection, officers found the hidden packages throughout various regions of the car.

In total, authorities seized 36 packages of cash that totaled in $360,025.

The vehicle was also seized.

The 23-year-old was released to Homeland Security Investigation agents for further investigation.

By law, people who fail to declare currency in excess of $10,000 will face charges and/or have all their unreported currency seized.

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