Woman headed to Mexico busted with $750,000 in unreported cash

Calexico

Woman headed to Mexico busted with $750,000 in unreported cash

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CALEXICO, Calif. (13 On Your Side) – A 24-year-old woman is busted headed south of the border with more than $750,000 worth of cash hidden in her gas tank.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 42 packages of unreported cash, vacuum-sealed in clear plastic bags floating within the gas tank of her Honda Accord.

The cash totaled $762,930. 

Officers say a K-9 alerted them to the car headed into Mexico at the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry yesterday morning.

CBP officers seized the money and the car, and turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. 

They say the San Diego U.S. Attorney's Office will prosecute the driver.