Mom, son from Houston allegedly disguised $200K as tamales to smuggle into Mexico

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Mom, son disguised $200K as tamales to smuggle into Mexico
Not only did they try to disguise the money, but authorities say Lori Salazar also had cash strapped on her body.

A mother and son from Houston are charged with money laundering after police say they tried to smuggle thousands of dollars across the border in an unusual fashion.

According to authorities, 54-year-old Lori Salazar and her 34-year-old son, Daniel, left Houston late Monday and were near the border when they were stopped south of Riviera.

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During the stop, authorities say the mother and son were acting strange, and after searching their minivan, they found $211,000 disguised as tamales.

Authorities say they found more cash in a backpack, and more strapped to Lori's body.

Police are still not sure where it all came from.