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