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US customs confiscates money en route to Dom Rep

Published:Friday | October 3, 2014 | 10:00 AM

SAN JUAN (CMC): Over US$2 million was seized by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency on Monday when officers searched a ferry en route to the Dominican Republic.

The money that was hidden in compartments in a truck, was seized during routine ferry outbound operations at the San Juan Seaport .

According to the CBP, security personnel selected a truck with Puerto Rico license plates for an intensive examination after a preliminary inspection revealed certain anomalies.

During the search, they found 22 bundles of US Currency amounting to $2,044,375.

The currency was seized and the driver of the vehicle taken into custody.

He was later arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE- HSI) .