The hits just keep on coming: A south-bound 1999 Ford Ranger, driven by Mexican national Edgar Montoya-Heredia, was stopped at the Calexico border crossing, and referred to secondary inspection. Hidden in the spare tire were 24 packages containing $322,860 in US currency. The subject, who stated that he had been visiting a friend in an American hospital, was taken into custody, and charged with bulk cash smuggling*. he claimed that he had only bought the vehicle three months before.
* Case No.: 13-mj-08822-PCL (SD CA).