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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

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.


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