updated 1/12/2010 3:36:05 PM ET 2010-01-12T20:36:05

A grand jury has indicted an Army officer on federal charges of smuggling more than $100,000 out of Iraq.

Maj. Charles E. Sublett, 43, of Alabama was arrested Monday on charges of bulk cash smuggling and making a false statement, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release.

Sublett supervised supply contracts while serving at the Balad Regional Contracting Center in Iraq in 2004 and 2005.

The indictment said that in 2005, customs officials intercepted a package that Sublett sent from Balad. The customs declaration listed no cash but the package contained nearly $108,000 in U.S. cash and another $11,600 worth of Iraqi dinar.

A message left at an Alabama phone listing for Sublett wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.

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