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Border Patrol agents find more than $50k hidden inside tortilla dough

Border Patrol agents found $54,000 hidden inside tortilla dough.

Border Patrol agents found $54,000 hidden inside tortilla dough.  (Fox 10 Phoenix)

Border Patrol says they arrested a man and found $54,000 hidden inside tortilla dough at the Port of San Luis.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 54-year-old Mexican man was arrested after the cash was found hidden inside the tortilla dough in an ice chest in the back of his van.

In total, two packages of $54,000 were found inside multiple bags of tortilla dough.

The suspect and vehicle were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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