CBP officer seize $50,000 in U.S. currency at port of entry
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Custom and Border Protection officer seized $50,000 in currency at a Brownsville port of entry.
On Thursday, June 13, Custom agents, working the outbound lanes at the Brownsville/Matamoros port of entry, came into contact with a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria crossing into Mexico.
The driver, 24, from Brownsville and a U.S. citizen was referred to a secondary inspection where agents found six packages of U.S. currency totaling $50,000.
The agents arrested the driver, who was handed over to Homeland Security investigators, and seized the money.