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Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Ysleta port of entry seized $101,924.00 dollars.
“CBP officers are working hard to stop the illegal movement of guns, ammunition and unreported currency,” said Arnie Gomez, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Ysleta Port Director, “Travelers who do not follow federal currency reporting requirements run the risk of losing their currency and may potentially face criminal charges.”
Officials share that the money was discovered strapped to a male subject’s lower back and chest area.
According to the CBP, officers were conducting an outbound operation at the Ysleta crossing when at approximately 12:35 p.m. a 19-year-old U.S. citizen, approached the inspection area.
The young man was selected for interview, escorted to a secured area where CBP officers discovered several packages with U.S. currency under his clothing, strapped to his body.
CBP officers seized the money and the case remains under investigation.