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Updated Jun 20, 2013 - 4:53 pm

Man accused of trying to smuggle cash out of Arizona

DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Federal authorities say a Mexican man is in custody for
allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $236,000 in undeclared cash out of southern
Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Douglas port were conducting
outbound inspections Wednesday.

They referred 44-year-old Abelardo Acosta-Bustamante for further inspection of
his pickup truck.

During the search, officers say they found unreported currency inside a spare
tire.

The vehicle and cash were processed for seizure.

Acosta is from Agua Prieta, Mexico.

Authorities say he was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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