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Border Patrol arrests two men allegedly attempting to smuggle $3M into MX from CA

This Aug. 26, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol shows some of more than $3 million in cash that two men were trying to smuggle into Mexico from California. The agency says its agents tracked and stopped a Kia Forte in Escondido, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and found nearly $34,000 stashed in the car's center console. Another car, a Volkswagen Passat, sped away, and when found a short time later had more than $3 million, shown here, packed in boxes in the trunk. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP)

This Aug. 26, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol shows some of more than $3 million in cash that two men were trying to smuggle into Mexico from California. The agency says its agents tracked and stopped a Kia Forte in Escondido, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and found nearly $34,000 stashed in the car's center console. Another car, a Volkswagen Passat, sped away, and when found a short time later had more than $3 million, shown here, packed in boxes in the trunk. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP)  (U.S. Border Patrol)

The Border Patrol says it has arrested two men they believe tried to smuggle $3 million in cash into Mexico from California.

The agency says its agents tracked and stopped a Kia Forte in Escondido on Tuesday and found nearly $34,000 stashed in the car's center console.

Authorities say another car sped off as the first vehicle was stopped but it was later found abandoned nearby. That car, a Volkswagen Passat, had more than $3 million packed in boxes in the trunk.

The driver was found hiding in some brush.

Both men — one a U.S. citizen and the other from Mexico — were arrested on suspicion of currency smuggling.

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