2.5 million dollars seized in weekend busts
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized two point five million dollars in cash over the weekend.
In the seizure, CBP agents arrested three people and confiscated three vehicles.
The largest of the seizures occurred Friday at the Colombia Solidarity Bridge.
Officers referred a tractor-trailer from Nuevo Laredo to secondary inspections.
That's when officers found 39 bundles containing more than one million dollars in cash.
The driver gave a negative declaration for currency.
The money was located underneath the sleeper area of the cab.
The second seizure occurred an hour before at the world trade bridge.
Officers referred a tractor-trailer to inspection and found more than 930-thousand dollars.
The money was inside a suitcase within the tractor cab.
The third seizure occurred the same day but in the morning at bridge number two.
Officers stopped a Dodge Durango headed into Mexico and referred it to inspection.
473-thousand dollars were found in the rear quarter panels of the SUV.
In the fiscal year CBP have seized over three point two million dollars in undeclared currency in 146 different seizures.