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Airport passenger arrested with $77,000 in US cash

Mexico City, Mexico — A passenger who intended to fly from Mexico City to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas was taken into police custody after he was found carrying more than $77,000 USD in cash.

The arrest of the man and seizure of cash occurred in the Mexico City International Airport by members of the National Guard when the unidentified male passenger was unable to prove legal origin of the cash.

Police said the passenger was in the waiting area when they noticed him acting nervous and attempting to evade airport security staff. A review of his carry-on luggage lead authorities to the discovery of the U.S. cash.

The man, along with the money, was made available to the Federal Public Ministry Agent.