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Border Patrol Agents Find $10K of Hidden Cash in Car Near Carlsbad

The money was found wrapped in tin foil and hidden in the manifold of a 1998 Ford Mustang.

U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a bulk cash smuggling attempt along Interstate 5 near Carlsbad Monday around 11:45 a.m.

The agents and a Border Patrol K-9 inspected a 1998 Ford Mustang driven by a 23-year-old male U.S. citizen.

The K-9 team discovered bundles of U.S. currency wrapped in tin foil and hidden inside the vehicle’s manifold. The bulk cash totaled $10,480 and was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol. 

The subject and cash were turned over to agents from Homeland Security Investigations. 

–U.S. Border Patrol press release contributed to this report

borderraven January 09, 2013 at 10:06 PM
That $10k would pay off my credit card.
Dawn Keibals January 10, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Good use the money to pay for the criminal's room & boarding cost @ the local Federal pen. Thank You USBP great work.

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