published Sunday, February 27th, 2011, updated Feb. 27th, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.

Dalton women stopped at Mexican border with $1.5 million cash

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Three women from Georgia are under investigation after being caught with $1.5 million in cash in luggage they carried on a bus bound for Mexico.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the seizure occurred Wednesday during an outbound inspection at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge.

Two of the women were identified as U.S. citizens aged 22 and 35, carrying $404,126 and $554,121 respectively. The third was a 55-year-old Mexican citizen carrying $500,676.

They were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.

It is a federal offense not to declare cash totaling more than $10,000 when entering or exiting the United States.

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