According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) media release, officers in Roma, Texas at the Falcon Dam Port of Entry seized over $200,000 in unreported currency hidden within a passenger vehicle during an outbound examination, Aug. 31.
The cash was found within 8 bundles totaling approximately $221,319 in unreported currency hidden within the 2012 Nissan Maxima. The traveler was a 41-year old male greencard holder (lawful permanent resident). The currency was seized and the driver was arrested before handling the case over to USCIS – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
My thoughts – Customs can arrest people for traveling with unreported currency. It is discretionary and depends on the amount of the currency, destination and other circumstances. It isn’t a crime for someone to travel with more than $10,000, but the amount must be reported.
If you have had your hard-earned currency seized by Customs, call experienced currency seizure attorney David Hsu by phone/text at 832-896-6288 or by email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.