Nogales CBP officers make 2 large seizures of unreported currency

Unreported currency

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

More than $190,000 of unreported currency was seized by officers at the Mariposa crossing.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 27 at 4:41 PM

NOGALES, Ariz. -- One week after seizing almost half a million dollars in unreported U.S. currency at a crossing in Nogales, Ariz., port officials apprehended a 25-year-old Mexican national Sunday for failing to declare more than $190,000 when he attempted to cross into Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at the Mariposa crossing selected a vehicle driven by Luis Yovanni De La Herran-Zamudio for further inspection. Officers said they found the unreported money hidden beneath the vehicle's rear hatch.

Officers processed the vehicle and currency for seizure. De La Herran-Zamudio was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

On Aug. 16, a 33-year-old man from Mexico was arrested for failing to declare more than $420,000 in U.S. currency when he attempted to cross into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers conducting outbound inspections at the Dennis DeConcini crossing selected a vehicle driven by Victor Dariel Peralta-Cohen for further inspection. Officers found the unreported money hidden beneath the vehicle's rear seats and in the trunk.

The vehicle and currency were processed for seizure.

Peralta was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

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