Border Patrol agents seize $109,944 at a checkpointPosted on January 28, 2008
At 5 p.m on Monday, Border Patrol agents seized $109,944 after the driver of a Toyota Camry tried to avoid inspection at a Border Patrol checkpoint.
Agents stopped the Toyota Camry with two occupants and referred them to secondary inspection where a Border Patrol canine alerted on the vehicle. Agents found a suitcase containing the money in the trunk of the vehicle. Drug Enforcement Administration agents conducted an investigation and determined the money was connected to the proceeds of narcotics sales. The D.E.A. took custody of the cash seizure.
Agents relinquished the driver to the Vista Detention Facility after discovering that he was wanted on a felony warrant out of Nevada. The passenger was released.
Source: U.S. Customs