Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Man Arrested After Attempting To Smuggle Nearly $1.7 Million Across Boarder

moneyA Mexican man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $1.7-million in unreported cash out of southern Arizona. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections Sunday at the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales referred a truck driven by 56-year-old Cosme Barcelo-Quijada of Yuma for further inspection. 

Authorities say more than $1.66-million in U.S. currency was seized from the truck and Barcelo-Quijada was taken into custody.

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