Border Patrol seizes $3M in of two cars on the way to Mexico

This undated photo provided by the U. S. Customs and Border Protection shows cash seized by the U.S. Border Patrol says it seized more than $3 million, which was smuggled from the US to Mexico.


The U. S. Border Patrol says more than $3 million has been seized after it was found on Tuesday inside two cars in Escondido, California.

It is the largest cash seizure ever made by the Border Patrol in San Diego County.

Officials say they pulled over a Kia Forte that was too hard to drive, finding almost $34,000 in vacuum sealed bundles in the center console.

A second car drove away, but was found while the driver was found hiding in some brush. More than $3 million was found in cardboard boxes in the trunk of the Volkswagen Passat, the officials say.

Both directors pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, federal currency-smuggling charges.

The money was smuggled from the US to Mexico.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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