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CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $190K in Unreported Currency at Eagle Pass Port of Entry

Release Date: 
September 22, 2020

EAGLE PASS Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Eagle Port of Entry seized over $190,000 in unreported currency in one enforcement action.

“This seizure is a prime example of the continued dedication of our frontline officers to uphold our border security mission,” said Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.   

Stacks containing $196,925 in unreported currency seized by CBP officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry
Stacks containing $196,925 in unreported currency
seized by CBP officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

On Thursday, September 17th at the Camino Real International Bridge, when CBP officers encountered a commercial bus traveling to Mexico. The 2016 Scania bus was referred for a secondary examination. A non-intrusive imaging system inspection along with a physical inspection of the bus and the luggage resulted in the discovery of 11 packages of currency inside a duffle bag. The packages containing a total of $196,925 of unreported currency.

The unreported currency was seized by CBP.

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It is not a crime to carry more than $10,000, but it is a federal offense not to declare currency or monetary instruments totaling $10,000 or more to a CBP officer upon entry or exit from the U.S. or to conceal it with intent to evade reporting requirements. Failure to declare may result in seizure of the currency and/or arrest. An individual may petition for the return of currency seized by CBP officers, but the petitioner must prove that the source and intended use of the currency was legitimate.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021