CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents say they've arrested a Mexican man after finding nearly a half-million dollars hidden in a truck in San Diego County.
The agency says agents spotted a Chevrolet Silverado being driven erratically on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad Tuesday morning.
The agents suspected the truck was smuggling something so they stopped it, questioned the driver and called in a drug dog team.
Authorities say the dog sniffed something in a fender. Agents investigated and found a hidden compartment containing $462,000. The cash was wrapped in cellophane in 42 bundles.
The 54-year-old driver was arrested. The cash and truck were seized.
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