Feds Find $600K Stuffed in Tortilla Presses

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2011 at 5:54 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2011 at 5:54 PM EDT

(ABCNews.com) A federal customs agent in Cincinnati who sensed there was something funny about a shipment of tortilla presses bound for Colombia drilled into one of the machines and found an extra spicy filling -- $600,000 in U.S. cash.

The eight tortilla machines were shipped in two batches from an address in Mexico to Bogota, Colombia via the international package carrier DHL. The shipments passed through Cincinnati on their way to South America, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents subjected them to x-ray analysis on August 13.

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