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Apr 18, 2013 7:59 PM by Leasa Conze

Big cash seizure at the border

NOGALES - Thousands of dollars in cash won't be heading to Mexico, afterall.

A Mexican national was trying to cross the border through the DeConcini Port on April 16 when his truck was selected for an inspection.

A canine with Customs and Border Protection alerted officers to the presence of illegal contraband.

Officers found stacks of cash, $90,000 in all, hidden underneath the front seat.

Cesar Olea Vazquez, 34, was taken into custody, now facing bulk cash smuggling charges. His Ford truck and the cash were seized.

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