- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A Mexican anti-money laundering measure that severely limited the amount of dollars that banks could accept in cash led cartels to bring money back to the United States to be deposited in American banks and wired back in pesos under the guise of international trade.

The Treasury Department figures below show how much money was declared from Mexico at U.S. land crossings, airports and seaports each year since 2009, the year before Mexican measure took effect. Figures are in millions of dollars, starting in 2009; numbers for 2014 are through Aug. 30.

All Ports of Entry: $3,146 / $4,132 / $3,517 / $3,525 / $3,729 / $3,957

Los Angeles International Airport: 116 / 216 / 135 / 77 / 62 / 2,030

San Diego (Otay Mesa): 11 / 194 / 1,172 / 1,560 / 1,777 / 1,095

San Diego (San Ysidro): 92 / 308 / 129 / 72 / 75 / 49

Calexico, California (West): 109 / 156 / 143 / 408 / 509 / 43

Nogales, Arizona: 321 / 279 / 133 / 110 / 130 / 63

Hidalgo, Texas: 454 / 184 / 176 / 128 / 172 / 104

Laredo, Texas: 344 / 416 / 317 / 293 / 295 / 155

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