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

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    $457K Found in Diapers, Trash Bags Heading for Mexico
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    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 men trying to cross the border to 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.