$640K Hidden In Tortilla Press Machines

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HEBRON, Ky., Aug. 17 (UPI) — U.S. Customs officers at a Kentucky airport said they found nearly $640,000 concealed in tortilla press machines shipped from Mexico.

Brian Bell, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said officers at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport drilled into one of the presses’ rollers Saturday when the X-ray scans appeared unusual and found a cache of $100 bills, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday.

Bell said the officers opened up the rest of the 16 press machines and discovered nearly $640,000 in cash.

The spokesman said officers were trying to track down the sender in Mexico and the intended U.S. recipient.

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