Toluca, Mexico — National Guard have intercepted a U.S.-issued cheque in excess of $521,000 USD. The cheque, which originated from the state of Indiana, was found during a routine inspection inside a courier company in Toluca.
According to National Guard, they, along with the National Customs Agency of Mexico (ANAM), intercepted a courier shipment that contained a cheque for more than $521,000 USD which did not have the corresponding declaration before the Tax Administration Service (SAT).
The cheque was seized in compliance with the National Public Security Strategy and the zero impunity policy of the federal government in the State of Mexico during a security and surveillance inspection in the courier company.
The brown envelope containing the cheque was located in the fiscal premises of the Toluca Customs, “where they carried out random inspections, having visual contact with a brown envelope,” National Guard said in a statement.
“When inspecting a shipment from Indiana, they realized that it contained a cheque for the amount of $521,897.35 dollars, which is equivalent to approximately 9.4 million pesos and which did not have the declaration in the official form approved by the SAT, thereby violating Article 184 section XV of the Customs Law.”
The U.S.-issued cheque was destined for Naucalpan in the State of Mexico. The cheque was seized and made available to the Federal Public Ministry Agency in the state to continue the corresponding investigation.