Woman Detained for Attempting to Smuggle Cash into Mexico

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 7:49am

Law enforcement found more than chips inside a potato chip can at one port of entry in Brownsville on Thursday.

Agents and officers, working outbound enforcement operations at the Gateway International bridge, came in contact with a female pedestrian as she attempted to cross into Mexico. Agents inspected her packages and found a large amount of money hidden within a potato chip can and shampoo bottle. The amount of the money added up to $92,000 dollars and the female was detained and handed over to ICE agents for further investigation.

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