Woman caught trying to smuggle nearly $62K into Mexico - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Woman caught trying to smuggle nearly $62K into Mexico

(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Money seized during border check. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Money seized during border check.
NOGALES, AZ (CBS5) -

A 36-year-old Mexican female national was caught attempting to smuggle nearly $62,000 into Mexico Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protections at the Nogales check point.

CBP was performing routine car checks on outbound vehicles from Nogales heading into Mexico Tuesday when then picked a Dodge sedan for further inspection. During the additional screening CBP agents noticed that the woman, Nancy Melina Lopez-Martinez who is from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, looked to have something under her clothes.

What CBP agents discovered under Lopez's clothing were wrapped bundles of cash.

The unreported cash she had under her clothing totaled $61,850.

Lopez, the vehicle and cash were all turned over to state and local authorities for further processing.

Copyright2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • How a 2:30 a.m. decision brought Dez Bryant’s Family Day to life 28 hours later

    How a 2:30 a.m. decision brought Dez Bryant’s Family Day to life 28 hours later

    Sunday, July 23 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-07-23 18:30:11 GMT

    It came down at 7:42 a.m. A simple Facebook post from one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League.

    More >>

    It came down at 7:42 a.m. A simple Facebook post from one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League.

    More >>
  • WATCH LIVE: Cowboys Training Camp press conference

    WATCH LIVE: Cowboys Training Camp press conference

    Sunday, July 23 2017 2:08 PM EDT2017-07-23 18:08:03 GMT

    KLTV is live from the Cowboys Training Camp press conference.  View all the latest here. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    KLTV is live from the Cowboys Training Camp press conference.  View all the latest here. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Community mourns East Texas firefighter who drowned

    Community mourns East Texas firefighter who drowned

    Sunday, July 23 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-07-23 16:42:08 GMT
    Source: Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department's FacebookSource: Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook

    A volunteer firefighter and support personnel with the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has died.

    More >>

    A volunteer firefighter and support personnel with the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has died.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly