Agents find nearly $3 million on bus

March 21, 2009 5:07:41 AM PDT
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found nearly $3 million hidden beneath the floorboards of a commercial bus crossing into Mexico. Agents found about 75 tape-wrapped bundles of cash Thursday in a makeshift compartment after a dog smelled it in the bus's floorboards at the spot where an X-ray scan revealed odd shapes.

No one was immediately arrested or detained, but the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency will investigate further, CBP spokeswoman Mucia Dovalina told the San Antonio Express-News.

The money, totaling $2,997,510, was not claimed by anyone on the bus.

Agents also found firearms, ammunition and monetary instruments in excess of $10,000.

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