SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Border Patrol agents stopped a man allegedly trying to smuggle bulk cash through North County this week.
Agents pulled the man’s sedan over on the southbound side of Interstate 5 near Oceanside around 2:30 p.m. Monday, USBP said. A K-9 alerted agents to a part of the car and they started a more thorough search.
Inside the door panels, agents found 24 packages of cash containing $300,329 total, authorities said. The 41-year-old man driving the car was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.
During fiscal year 2019, officials said the U.S. Border Patrol seized $2,570,756.