‘Largest Ever’ Cash Seizure Made on US-Mexico Border

08/30/16 InSight Crime

Authorities in San Diego County, California, have reportedly made the area’s largest-ever cash seizure, drawing attention to the role of bulk cash smuggling as a simple yet enduringly popular money launderingmethod for transnational organized crime.

On August 23, US Border Patrol agents arrested two men in the North County area for attempting to transport more than $3 million in cash over the border with Mexico in separate vehicles.

“This amount of money represents the largest currency seizure ever in San Diego Sector,” Chief Patrol Agent Richard A. Barlow said.

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