US agents seize record $27M in cash on ship bound for USVI


This photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration Caribbean Division Office shows what it reports is 27 million dollars seized on Aug. 29 as part of the Inter-agency operation, at the US Customs and Border Protection, CBP, headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. CBP says the undeclared currency was found inside boxes bound to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. (Drug Enforcement Administration Caribbean Division Office via AP)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) β€” Federal authorities announced Tuesday that they seized $27 million in undeclared cash aboard a ship bound for the U.S. Virgin Islands, the largest such seizure ever in the region.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a dog inspecting cargo on Saturday aboard a ship docked in Puerto Rico alerted agents to the money found inside home moving boxes destined for St. Thomas.

No one has been arrested.

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