AUGUST 17 2011 10:09h
$640K hidden in tortilla press machines
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 are trying to track down the sender in Mexico and the intended U.S. recipient.
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.