Man Detained at Cancun Airport with Over 1 Million Pesos in Cash
An American traveler was detained at Cancun's International Airport for carrying nearly 1.1 million pesos in cash without legal proof of its origin. The man was apprehended by Mexican customs officials. Read on to discover more details about this shocking story.
The National Guard (GN) has reported that a man was detained at Cancun's International Airport for carrying almost 1.1 million pesos in cash without proving its legal provenance. The American was supposed to fly to Atlanta, Georgia, in the US, but the Mexican National Customs Agency (ANAM) stopped him at the airport in Cancun.
Upon inspection of his hand luggage at the private international lounge, several packets of banknotes were detected by the personnel through an X-ray machine. The passenger said he had only US$25,000 on him, but when his backpack was checked by hand, nearly 1,100,000 pesos in cash worth 61,000 dollars was found that he had not declared.
The foreigner was taken into custody and placed at the disposal of the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in the state for further investigations. According to Customs Law, anyone carrying more than $10,000 in cash, domestic or foreign checks, money orders, or any other document receivable must report it to the customs authorities on an official form approved by the Tax Administration Service (SAT).
This incident is not an isolated case, as similar cases were reported in January and early February. In Baja California, one traveler was detained with approximately 80,000 dollars (over 1 million 500 thousand pesos) while attempting to cross the border from the U.S., while in Mexicali, two people were caught with 43,000 dollars (over 800 thousand pesos). In a third case, a person with 500,000 pesos was found at the international airport in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.
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