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Man tries to smuggle $57,000 across the border

(53 year old arrested after making a false declaration)… Felipe De Jesus Leyva Duarte was arrested at the East Port of Entry this week.

The Mexican Citizen was riding a motorcycle, attempting to cross the border. The man was referred to the secondary inspection area by Customs and Border Protection Officers. While there, he declared that he was carrying $9,000 in US currency. Officers searched his cargo pants, backpack, Wallet and shoulder bag. They found $57,000 in US currency. He later admitted he was being paid $100 to cross the US currency. He was arrested and booked into County Jail, charged with Bulk Cash Smuggling and failure to file an accurate declaration.