PORT HURON, Mich. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Blue Water Bridge say they discovered $90,880 in unreported cash along with a loaded .38 caliber handgun and ammunition from a U.S. resident.
CBP says a man from Florida, who was refused entry enter into Canada for having a criminal record, attempting to return into the U.S.
When questioned at the border the individual did not declare currency over $10,000 or weapons of any kind.
His vehicle was inspected and CBP says they found a black bag concealing a loaded .38 caliber handgun, $90,880 in cash and ammunition.
"Travelers attempting to avoid the currency reporting requirements subject themselves to possible seizure of the currency and potential criminal charges," said Port Director David Dusellier.
CBP says it is not a crime to carry more than $10,000; however, it is a federal offense not report currency totaling $10,000 or more upon entry or exit from the U.S. or to conceal it with intent to evade reporting.
The man's money was seized by CBP officials and the traveler was released to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation.
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