Man accused of trying to smuggle $465K out of Arizona

NOGALES, AZ - A Mexican man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $465,000 in undeclared cash out of southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales selected a pickup truck for further inspection.

During the search, a CBP canine alerted officers to the unreported money hidden in a night stand with other household items.

The vehicle, items and cash were seized.

Federal authorities didn't release the man's name, age or hometown Thursday.

They say the man and the seized property were turned over to state and local authorities for further processing.

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