Detroit Metro Airport Border Patrol Seizes $60K From Passenger
U.S. Customs agents seize a considerable amount of money from a passenger earlier this month.
A female passenger on her way to Amsterdam on February 3rd was found to have a huge sum of money while going through the airport. The United States Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations at Detroit Metro Airport encountered the woman with $60,000 in undeclared United States currency.
During the search, the passenger originally stated that she only has $1,000 on her. When the Customs and Border Protection officers searched her luggage they found something different. Inside her luggage, they found several envelopes with a large amount of cash all concealed inside sanitary napkins packaging. This resulted in the passenger violating currency reporting requirements and the money was seized.
CBP enforces these regulations to combat money laundering or other criminal offenses...I’m proud of our officers and the work they do to interrupt currency smuggling operations and illegal activities daily...said Port Director Robert Larkin
Today I learned that anything over $10,000 must be reported to a Customs and Border Protection officer with you are entering or exiting the United States. I've never left the country nor do I have that kind of money so I guess there would be no reason for me to know that though.
Now, I have no idea why she would be caring such a large amount of money, however, she was heading to Amsterdam...the land of hookers and weed. I have a feeling that women was going to have a hell of a party on that vacation.
Source: Mid-Michigan Now
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