Mexico City, Jul 14 (AFP) Mexican authorities seized USD 11.5 million in cash hidden in a truck carrying strawberries at a customs checkpoint near the US border, officials said today.
The stash was concealed in 306 packages wrapped with black plastic, at a checkpoint just south of the city of Sonoyta, Sonora. Sonoyta is 2.5 miles south of the US border and Lukeville, Arizona.
This occurred on Sunday although it was not reported to the public until Tuesday. The discovery was made after a gamma-ray scanner found "a variation" in the cargo, said the defense ministry in a statement.
Some 30 boxes of ammunitions, in various caliber, were also found in the truck.
The statement did not say whether the truck was coming from or going to the United States. The driver was handed over to prosecutors.