US customs officers seize currency on ferry en route to Dominican Republic
San Juan, Puerto Rico (CMC) — Over US$2 million was seized by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency on Monday when officers searched a ferry en route to the Dominican Republic.
The money that was hidden in compartments in a truck was seized during routine ferry outbound operations at the San Juan Seaport.
According to the CBP, security personnel selected a truck with Puerto Rico license plates for an intensive examination after a preliminary inspection revealed certain anomalies.
During the search, they found 22 bundles of US Currency amounting to $2,044,375.
The currency was seized and the driver of the vehicle taken into custody.
He was later arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE- HSI).