Border Inspectors Find Big Stash of Cash


POSTED: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 2:28pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 5:44pm

EL PASO - It's more money than many people see in a lifetime.

Customs inspectors seized $530,000 in cash at the Stanton Street crossing in downtown El Paso.

The money was hidden in a single tire.

"This is an exceptionally large and significant currency seizure," said William Molaski, CBP Port Director in El Paso. "Every last dollar we stop from being smuggled out of the country makes it that much harder for criminal organizations to further their illegal pursuits."

Customs agents arrested the driver on currency smuggling charges.

He is identified as 40-year-old Francisco Castaneda Castillo of Juarez.

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omg! i wish that could ve been me who found that money, geez louise! i could ve bought a new house on some nice property sum where, with all the furnishings,etc. some new clothes.possibly a nice new chevy truck...also pay off ne past debts & still have enuff left over 2 help the homeless with food & shelter, i just hope whom ever has it now does some good with it...think about it, if u were down & out would nt u want sum 1 to help u,that s what i would want to do...$530,000. that s alot of cash!

No really a mexican from Juarez, I am so suprised...NOT!

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