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Customs Agents at US Airport Seize Over $40,000 from Nigerian Traveler




Customs and Border Patrol agents on Sunday seized over $40,000 in unreported currency from a Nigerian traveler at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

According to CBS Baltimore, the individual initially declared that he had $5,000. Then he later stated he had $22,000. But then officials say customs agents ultimately discovered over $42,700 on the man and in his luggage.

The agents subsequently seized the money and advised him on how file a petition to get his money back. He hasn’t been charged for any crime.

Also, the report states: “There’s no limit on how much currency travelers can import and export, but they must report amounts larger than $10,000.”

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  1. hmmmm

    August 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    This is just unnecessary. Simple instruction to declare has now become petition to get his money back. A lot of people carry over $10k especially for medical reasons. They only spend a few extra hours with border control and are allowed to go with their money. Just follow the rules mehn!!!

    • jummai

      August 27, 2015 at 8:19 am

      The money was probably gotten through illegal means…

  2. Ifybaby

    August 26, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    So why didn’t he just report the true amount and avoid all this brouhaha????

    • Pretty girl

      August 26, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Ifybaby I just tire for some people sef.

  3. I no send

    August 26, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    He probably was ill advised by an ignorant or crooked nigerian…declaring amounts over 10k is no big deal….. I recall when by oga took bout 200k usd to buy equipment and other things he declared it at immigration, filled a form showed them the invoice for purchase and nothing happened

  4. or

    August 27, 2015 at 2:30 am

    When a CBN governor work with a semi…. sole administrator, They make cut and nail economic policies that exposes people to carrying so much physical cash because they can’t pay foreign currency into any Nigerian bank for onward transfer.

    Tell me what buhari know beyond attending to 150 malnourished cows? International trade should be interpreted in Daura dialect to him!

    This man is killing our economy with ruderlessness.

    Wasted 100 days in office!

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