Mexican Man Busted Smuggling $100,000 Out of U.S. Either Lied or Is Bad at Counting

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CBP
The extra, extra unreported cash.
A Mexican national was busted trying to smuggle more than $100,000 from the United States into Mexico, and he may have been caught only because he either lied or is bad at counting.

See, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 54-year-old Gamaliel Gonzales De Dios declared $1,000 in cash when he tried to go back into Mexico on Friday, but CBP officers counted it up, and found $1,893.

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Now even more suspicious of Gonzales De Dios -- who was trying to go through the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales -- officers took a look at the cooler he was carrying across, along with his $893 in undeclared cash.

Boom -- officers found out that the man had a custom cooler, made to hold more than $100,000 in U.S. currency that he wasn't going to tell anyone about, according to CBP.

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The cash was seized, and the resident of Nayarit, Mexico, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

At the time of this post, there was no federal complaint filed against the man.

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MittRomney
MittRomney

Hell, he should have called me.  Me and all my rich buddies have smuggled trillions of dollars to the Cayman Islands. No fuss, no muss. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

He was stupid... of course. Oh and don't call him a Mexican National, call him what he is - an illegal alien!

OBAMACULTWORSHIPPER
OBAMACULTWORSHIPPER

I think they should give this guy US Citizenship since he is an outstanding law abiding catholic.  This guy loves Jesus and he loves the US.  We need more of these types of stand up people in our communities, they make this country so much stronger.

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

Why didn't they let him back across the border so he can face the person he won't be giving the money to???

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

Your just jealous cause you aint got that kind of cash huh..cause if you did you sure as hell wouldn t be waisting your time looking at the computer screen...with all that money..hell neither would i..

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

WELL, WELL, WELL, ANOTHER GODDAM ILLEGAL.  WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED?  TAKE THESE TURDS BACK ACROSS THE BORDER BEFORE THEY MILK THIS COUNTRYS TEATS ANYMORE.

NewsDog
NewsDog

Doesn't everyone have a custom made cooler that can hide $100 K? I mean you never know when the economy is going to go to crap.  

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Eleanor_Holguin  BY FAR the best way of looking at it. he's probably quite content sitting in jail instead of going back now

wtf...
wtf...

@HILLFOLKREDNECK watch out REDNECK one of those $20 bills was collected from your kids...why don't you go talk to them NOT TO BUY DRUGS!!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK  #1 it said he was a mexican national crossing the border........where does that say he is illegal? sounds to me like he was here with permission otherwise why would he go through at the border.  #2 he WAS going to Mexico.   #3 if he had $100,000 it sure doesnt sound like he was sucking off "this countries teat"

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@HILLFOLKREDNECK You know what I've heard about hill-folk rednecks - that most of them are inbred.  Thanks for confirming that rumor.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@NewsDog  too late. its already there. someone ought to check and see how many coolers Arpaio has.................theres almost a hundred million he cant seem to recall where it went

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@NewsDog No, those are only available to doomsday preppers.  Clearly this man was totally prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@JohnQ.Public @HILLFOLKREDNECK WELL IM VERY SADDENED THAT A SMART WHITE MAN LIKE YOURSELF WOULD BE SYMPATHIZING WITH THESE ILLEGALS. MAYBE ONE DAY YOULL LEARN AND QUIT TURNIN' YA BACK ON YOUR COUNTRY.  THANK YOU. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@danzigsdaddy That's very nice of you, thanks for saying that.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK and what have you done for your country besides piss and moan? JohnQ.Public works in the legal system fighting for peoples rights. that doesnt sound like someone turning their back on their country

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