Skip to comments.Nearly $500K discovered hidden inside chair at Miami airport
Posted on 09/12/2020 4:39:09 PM PDT by Libloather
Customs officers at Miami International Airport were sitting pretty after discovering nearly $500,000 hidden inside a chair being smuggled out of the US, officials said.
The US Customs and Border Protection officers seized the $491,280 in the chair, which sat along with other furniture in a recent shipment bound for the Dominican Republic, the agency said in a statement.
Authorities selected the crate for examination during outbound enforcement operations, officials said.
Criminal organizations will attempt to export large sums of cash to launder their ill-gotten gains, said Robert Del Toro, the CBPs acting port director.
This is a significant seizure and represents the impact we can make on criminals profits and was the direct result of our officers vigilance and watchfulness, he added.
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THAT'S where I left it! Is it green with a bunch of numbers on it? Yeah, that's mine. Thanks for finding the stash. Silly me. Simply mistake. Won't happen again.
Always check the cushions.
THAT is why my ammo hasn’t arrived.
They didnt even have to search the other 11.
Talk about “sitting on a pile of cash”!
I’m trilled when I find a quarter...or a pen...in the cushions.
Paging Mr. Crockett, Mr. Tubbs, Mr. Crockett.......(*queue Jan Hammer synths*)
In unrelated news, $491,280 was anonymously donated to the local police benevolent association.
Glad to see some government employees actually doing a good job instead of the creeps we’ve been subjected to for the past 12 years - 8 (obozo years) and 4 (Trump years)...to be thoroughly weeded out after January 2021 when President Trump gets rid of the ones that he should have gotten rid of in 2017....
“We found $500,000 in a chair. That $420,000 will certainly help with the budget shortfall. After all, $250,000 is a lot of money. Now, any ideas what the govt should do with the $100,000 we discovered?”
I got some chairs and a love seat this week and all I found was a back ache.
Was it all in loose change?
Hey! So that’s where I left it! Who do I call to get it back?
What an odd number. check someones pockets for the other $720.00
Idiots — should have shipped 500,000 chairs.
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