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US Customs seizes nearly US$40,000 from Jamaica-bound traveller

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:36 PM

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency yesterday seized US$39,225 from a Jamaica-bound traveller at the Philadelphia International Airport.

The CBP says the unidentified female traveller had initially reported that she possessed less than US$10,000.

The agency says the woman then wrote down that she had in her possession US$20,000 after CBP officers explained the currency reporting requirements to her.

However, CBP officers say they found US$39,000 in her possession after an inspection.

The agency says the woman was not charged but the money was confiscated and she was allowed to continue her journey to Jamaica.