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Currency

Dulles CBP Officers Seize Over $167K in Unreported Currency from Six Separate Travelers

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STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $167,000 in unreported currency during six separate seizures in February at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP currency detector dogs Fuzz and Cato alerted during four of the six seizures. There is no limit to how much currency or other monetary instruments travelers may bring to or take out of the United States. However, federal law [ 31 USC 5316 ] requires travelers to report all currency of $10,000 or greater to a CBP officer and complete U.S. Treasury Department Report of International Transportation of

CBP officers seize over $100K in unreported currency at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge

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LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge recently seized over $100,000 in unreported currency hidden within passengers of a vehicle during an inbound examination. “This recent monetary seizure stands as a testament to the officer’s dedication in upholding the principles of law and order,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP officers work diligently to enforce regulations and this seizure underscores their commitment in safeguarding our communities.” The seizure occurred on Sunday, December 17 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge

Dulles CBP K9 alerts, officers seize $56k in unreported currency from Iraq-bound man

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STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $56,400 from an Iraq-bound man at Washington Dulles International Airport on Thursday only hours after they seized $68,000 in unreported currency from a Nigeria-bound family. There is no limit to how much currency or other monetary instruments travelers may bring to or take out of the United States. However, federal law [ 31 USC 5316 ] requires travelers to report all currency of $10,000 or greater to a CBP officer and complete U.S. Treasury Department Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments

Dulles CBP officers seize $68k in unreported currency from Nigeria-bound family

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STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $68,000 in unreported currency from a Nigeria-bound family at Washington Dulles International Airport today. There is no limit to how much currency or other monetary instruments travelers may bring to or take out of the United States. However, federal law [ 31 USC 5316 ] requires travelers to report all currency of $10,000 or greater to a CBP officer and complete U.S. Treasury Department Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments [FINCEN 105] . Read more about currency reporting requirements

Dulles CBP Officers Seize Nearly $130k in Unreported Currency from Four Groups of Outbound Travelers

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STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $130,000 in unreported currency from four groups of departing international travelers recently at Washington Dulles International Airport. There is no limit to how much currency or other monetary instruments travelers may bring to or take out of the United States. However, federal law [ 31 USC 5316 ] requires travelers to report all currency of $10,000 or greater to a CBP officer and complete U.S. Treasury Department Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments [ FINCEN 105 ]. Read more

CBP Provides Travel Tips for Hajj Travelers

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DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations reminds travelers preparing for their pilgrimage to the Hajj to be aware of important travel tips to help ensure a smooth return into the United States. Travelers should familiarize themselves with regulations regarding traveling with currency over $10,000, and be prepared to declare all food articles or merchandise returning with them to the U.S. “Travelers need to declare any currency they’re carrying over $10,000 to CBP when traveling into or outside of the United States,” said Director of Field Operations

Philadelphia CBP Officers Seize Nearly $15M in Counterfeit Currency

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PHILADELPHIA --Fifteen million dollars could do a lot of good, but when that currency is fake, it could ruin a lot of lives. U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s recent seizures of four huge loads of counterfeit currency in Philadelphia may prevent a lot of people from becoming victims. CBP officers seized a combined $14,368,160 in various denominations of counterfeit U.S. currency. The two most recent seizures occurred on May 26, when CBP officers seized two shipments that each contained $1,804,800 of counterfeit currency. Previously, CBP officers seized $7,795,680 of counterfeit currency on

Gold Nuggets and Bars Worth $67,830 Seized by Cincinnati CBP

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CINCINNATI— On March 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stationed at the Port of Cincinnati seized an outbound shipment declared as containing clothing after they discovered it also contained loose gold and gold bars worth far more than the declared value of $125 USD. Officers selected the shipment for an x-ray exam while conducting routine inspections on cargo exported from the United States to international destinations. After noting density anomalies during the x-ray screening, officers opened the shipment and found four gold bars and a box of loose gold concealed within

Currency & Other Monetary Instrument Seizures

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Data is extracted from live CBP systems and data sources. Statistical information is subject to change due to corrections, systems changes, change in data definition, additional information, or seizures pending final review. Final statistics are available at the conclusion of each fiscal year.