Big Smuggling Unveiled: Florida Woman Smuggled $100,000 in Clothes From Cuba, DOJ Says, Flew 45 Times Since May 2023

A Florida lady was charged with smuggling after allegedly bringing $100,000 into the United States from Cuba on her overseas travels, according to the Department of Justice.

Mirtza Ocana landed at Tampa International Airport on a trip from Cuba on February 5. She stated she didn’t have more than $10,000 with her.

Ocana did not disclose any cash, but during a routine examination of her luggage, officials discovered $30,000 in cash concealed in three wrapped bundles, according to the lawsuit.

The 38-year-old revealed that she flew from Cuba to Tampa two to three times every month to smuggle cash into the United States.

When authorities searched Ocana, they discovered $70,000 in cash hidden among her garments.

Further inquiry found that Ocana had flown 45 times from Cuba to Tampa since May 2023.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is now investigating the case.


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