CBP Officers Seize Unreported Currency

Release Date:
October 8, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – A 19-year-old man from Pasco, Washington was arrested Oct. 6 for attempting to smuggle nearly $240,000 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.

A total of 20 packages of meth were removed from a smuggling vehicle, weighing nearly 21 pounds.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at the Dennis DeConcini crossing selected a Jaguar, driven by Armando Rodriguez, for further inspection and found the unreported money hidden beneath the trunk’s undercarriage.

Officers processed the vehicle and currency for seizure, and referred Rodriguez to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.