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San Diego

Mexico residents Pedro Mireles Felix and Luis Alberto Enriquez Cordero have been indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 counts of illegally transporting more than $2 million in cash between Mexico and the United States.

According to the indictment, the pair failed to file the necessary forms with U.S. Customs when transporting large amounts of money across international borders. Mireles, a Tijuana resident, is charged with taking more than $2 million to and from Mexico between February, 1983, and February, 1985.

Enriquez, who was identified only as living in Mexico, is accused of bringing $400,000 to the United States from Mexico on Feb. 26, 1985, without reporting the money. Federal prosecutors said that Mireles was arrested by customs agents on Feb. 27 while attempting to take $300,000 into Mexico. He was later released on $400,000 bail but failed to make a subsequent court appearance, prosecutors said.

According to the indictment, customs officers seized two safe deposit boxes in San Diego County belonging to Mireles and containing $400,000 in cash. The indictments against both men were announced Monday by the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego.

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