U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at a Port of Entry in Nogales selected a pickup truck for further inspection. During the search, a canine alerted officers to the unreported money hidden in a night stand with other household items.
The vehicle, items and cash were seized.
Federal authorities did not release the man's name, age or hometown Thursday.
They say the man and the seized property were turned over to state and local authorities for further processing.