Homeland Security Seized $2 Billion in Cash From Travelers at U.S. Airports
That’s a lot of cash.
Now granted, flying with large amounts of cash on one’s body is probably unwise generally. One is practically asking for it to be taken by the authorities. But why is that? Do large sums always mean nefarious intentions?
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other Department of Homeland Security agents seized more than $2 billion in cash from travelers in U.S. airports between 2000 and 2016, according to a new report by the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm.
The institute’s report is the first to comprehensively analyze the use of civil asset forfeiture by federal law enforcement in airports, where multiple news investigations have revealed horror stories of passengers having their money taken even though they weren’t ever charged with a crime.
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