Over $360,000 in cash found hidden inside car
Sat, 04 May 2013 16:22:53 GMT —
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.