News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

CBP Officers Discover $45,000 in Foot Massager

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Memphis, Tenn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Memphis International Airport cargo inspection facility seized $45,000 of undeclared currency concealed in a personal foot massager.

On March 11, 2008, CBP officers performing pre-arrival manifest review at the cargo inspection facility selected a shipment manifested as "Foot Pleaser Ultra Deep Kneading Foot Massager" for intensive exam. The foot massager was x-rayed

and discrepancies were noticed around the motor of the massager. The massager was opened revealing 18 bundles. The bundles contained $45,000 in undeclared currency. The package was then turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Robert Gomez, Director of Field Operations for Atlanta said, "This seizure demonstrates the extraordinary efforts that criminals will use to conceal their smuggling activities and identity. The CBP officers in Memphis, Tenn. are to be commended for their targeting activities and follow-up discovery of this undeclared currency."

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