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.
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.