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Apr 11, 2013 12:19 PM by Faye DeHoff

Cash hidden in his shoes gets man arrested at border

LUKEVILLE - A Phoenix man has been arrested after he tried to smuggled cash across the border at Lukeville, in his tennis shoes.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents conducting outbound inspections referred a 22-year-old man for further inspection. During a search of the man, officers found $10,744 in U.S. currency concealed in his shoes. The cash was seized, the man was arrested and referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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