US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

CBP in San Juan Finds an Additional $300K in Undeclared Currency Concealed in a Sink destined for Dominican Republic on the Ferry

Release Date: 
April 21, 2021

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized an additional $300K from the same cargo truck where they had found $1 million in undeclared currency concealed within two wooden tables destined to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on board M/V Kydon. Officers count and inventory the undeclared currency.

On April 20, the CBP Contraband Enforcement Team inspected additional items of cargo found inside the silver colored 1989 Ford F800 cargo truck.  Inside a sink, Officers found an additional undetermined amount of currency. 

The final count was $348,940. 

There is no limit as to how much currency travelers can import or export; however, federal law requires travelers to report to CBP amounts exceeding $10,000 in U.S. dollars or equivalent foreign currency. If the amount is $10,000 or higher, they must formally report the currency to CBP. Failure to report may result in seizure of the currency and/or arrest.

CBP’s mission is to safeguard America’s borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation’s global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.  

Last modified: 
April 21, 2021