BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Veterans International Bridge Port of Entry over the weekend seized $99,118 in bulk, unreported U.S. currency.
The agency’s press release said the seizure took place on Wednesday, May 27. CBP officers working at the bridge encountered a 26-year-old male United States citizen from Brownsville, who was selected for a routine outbound inspection.
CBP officers conducted a visual and physical search of the traveler and the bags he was carrying. The search resulted in the discovery of multiple packages of bulk U.S. currency totaling $99,118 hidden on his person and within his bags.
CBP officers seized the currency, arrested the traveler and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.