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Arizona border agents seize $63,000 in cash

Agents in Nogales in southeastern Arizona made two big cash seizures from people crossing the border with Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents said Monday that the first seizure occurred around noon Friday when officers noticed abnormalities with the clothing of a 54-year-old man from Nogales, Mexico.

After a pat-down, officers found 10 bundles of currency around his waistline. He was carrying $20,000.

About eight hours later, officers boarded a southbound bus and a service dog altered them to a piece of luggage. Inside was $43,500 in cash.

The 22-year-old Mexican man who brought the luggage on board and the man from the earlier seizure were both turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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