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12:42 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Mexican Nationals Arrested With Hundreds Of Fake Credit/Gift Cards

 

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Two Mexican nationals have been arrested at the Santa Teresa port of entry after U.S. border officials said they tried to smuggle more than 400 counterfeit credit cards and gift cards into the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized earlier this week 422 counterfeit credit cards and gift cards and arrested two people from Chihuahua City, Mexico.

Officials said the seizure was made Tuesday night when a 2011 Ford Focus entered the port from Mexico.

Federal officers found that one person was carrying 411 fraudulent cards and 11 additional counterfeit cards being carried by another person.

The two, whose names have not been released, are slated to make their first appearance in federal court in Las Cruces on Thursday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.