The U.S. Border Patrol says over $3 million has been seized after it was found on Tuesday inside two cars in Escondido, California.
Fox News reports:
“It’s the largest cash seizure ever made by the Border Patrol in San Diego County.
Officials say they pulled over a Kia Forte that was speeding, finding nearly $34,000 in vacuum-sealed bundles in the center console.
A second car raced away but was found abandoned while the driver was found hiding in some brush. Over $3 million was found in cardboard boxes inside the trunk of the Volkswagen Passat, officials say.
Both drivers pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to federal currency-smuggling charges.
The cash was being smuggled from the U.S. into Mexico.”