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CBP seizes more than $60K hidden in house sanitary pads at Detroit Metro Airport

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 10:17:03-05

(WXYZ) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than $60,000 in undeclared U.S. currency at Detroit Metro Airport earlier this month from a woman heading to Amsterdam.

According to CBP, the woman said she was only carrying $1,000, but during inspection, officers found bundles of cash hidden in packaging that usually holds house sanitary pads.

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Officers did seize the money as the passenger didn't report it.

“CBP enforces these regulations to combat money laundering or other criminal offenses,” said Port Director Robert Larkin. “I’m proud of our officers and the work they do to interrupt currency smuggling operations and illegal activities daily.”

Anything over $10,000 must be reported to a CBP officer when arriving or leaving the U.S.