Prosecutors say Mexican had $1M at border

April 14, 2009 4:16:23 AM PDT
A man from Mexico has been charged with trying to smuggle more than $1 million back across the border while driving a tractor-trailer. Federal prosecutors in Laredo said Monday that Jose Luis Martinez-Gonazalez faces charges of evading and failing to file currency reporting requirements. Authorities say the money was found in hidden compartments inside the truck's cab.

The 26-year-old was arrested Saturday in Laredo.

He awaits a detention hearing scheduled for later this month.

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