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
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
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.