Texan gets 40 months for smuggling $109K

GULFPORT, MI

The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Walker Gex III imposed the sentence against Gilbert Cuello III Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Miss.

A Jackson County deputy stopped Cuello on Oct. 6 in an SUV on Interstate 10 for a seat-belt violation. Cuello and his wife told the deputy they were returning home to Texas after a trip to Georgia.

Inside in vehicle, deputies found bundles of cash wrapped in plastic. More bundles were later found stuffed into a lead-lined stereo speaker. The total seized was $109,131.

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