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$457K Found in Diapers, Trash Bags Heading for Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized more than $457,000 in unreported currency hidden in diapers, paint cans and trash bags from two women trying to cross the border to Mexico.

Officers stopped a Nissan Maxima about 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Calexico port of entry.

After using an imaging system, the officers found anomalies in certain products in the car's trunk. A CBP dog led officers to several wrapped bundles in the back of the car. 

Officers discovered money inside a box of diapers, a box of trash bags and a five gallon bucket of paint.

Officials pulled out 46 packages of cash from the car's trunk.

The 45-year-old driver and 21-year-old passenger will be further processed by Homeland Security Investigations. Both women were U.S. citizens from Los Angeles.

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