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Border Patrol Arrests Mexican National Hiding Nearly $1 Million in Bulk Cash

By R. Mitchell

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man on Wednesday morning with more than $960,000 hidden inside his SUV.

Cash Escondido
A search of the SUV revealed 65 plastic-wrapped
bundles of cash stuffed inside the vehicle’s gas tank. 

At approximately 10:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents pulled over a suspicious Volkswagen Touareg on southbound Interstate 15 in Escondido.

The driver, a 26-year-old Mexican national was questioned by agents after a service K-9 alerted to the man’s vehicle.  A search of the SUV revealed 65 plastic-wrapped bundles of cash stuffed inside the vehicle’s gas tank.  A subsequent count resulted in $967,460 in U.S. currency.

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 A subsequent count resulted in
$967,460 in U.S. currency.

The man was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations with pending criminal proceedings.  The currency and vehicle were seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

“The U.S. Border Patrol works tirelessly to protect the Homeland from transnational criminal organizations- the same criminal enterprises that poison our communities with narcotics and smuggle human beings like cargo.  Seizing illicit gains from these criminal enterprises is one of the tactics the USBP uses to keep our country safe,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

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R. Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief at Conservative Daily News, a Conservative political commentator, and a contributor at The Main Street Examiner. His views are his own and may not reflect those of the Main Street Examiner, its staff, leadership or ... much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

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