Customs: Truck tire filled with thousands of dollars
May 22nd 2012 · 4 Comments
Domingo Quezada-Hernandez is facing cash smuggling charges stemming from a CBP search.
Officers stopped Quezada-Hernandez Monday as he left the United States to cross into Mexico at the Gateway International Bridge, according to a criminal complaint.
Though he declared no weapons, ammunition or currency exceeding $10,000, officers said he and two companions appeared nervous.
The officers inspected the Ford pickup and saw fresh markings on a spare tire, the complaint states.
An X-Ray machine revealed anomalies in the tire, according to the complaint.
After a search, the officers discovered 49 bundles of cash containing $610,050 duct-taped inside the tire.
The judge remanded Quezada-Hernandez into federal custody and set a preliminary hearing for Friday.
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