Border Patrol agent
A Border Patrol agent. File photo

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man near Oceanside after finding more than $300,000 in cash hidden within his vehicle, the agency reported Wednesday.

Agents stopped the 41-year-old U.S. citizen around 2:30 p.m. Monday on southbound Interstate 5 near Oceanside, according to the Border Patrol.

A K-9 unit searched the man’s 2009 Toyota Corolla and found 24 packages of cash hidden within the vehicle’s door panels, containing $300,329 in U.S. currency.

The man, whose name was not released, was arrested and placed in the custody of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Border Patrol seized the vehicle and cash.

–City News Service