Homeland Security transfers $2.4 million dollars back to Mexico.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 7:13am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Homeland Security and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton, announced the transfer of $2.4 million dollars from the U.S. back to the Mexican government.

A joint investigation between Mexican and U.S. officials led to the exchange, in June of 2007, ICE and Mexican law enforcement uncovered a scheme to smuggle stolen Mexican petroleum products from Mexico into the United States. The smuggling began in the Rio Grande Valley and that's where its still under investigation.

A $2.4 million dollar check was handed over to Mexico's Director of Tax Administration, Alfredo Guiterrez-Mena in San Antonio. He outlined the success of the investigation and the bi-lateral cooperation between our two governments and U.S. federal agencies.

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