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Case Results 2018 (CBP fiscal year begins October 1, 2017)

Abady Law Firm, P.C. Location Date of Seizure Travel Itinerary Alleged Violation Amount Seized Date of  Decision  Penalty  Result 1. Newark Liberty International Airport October 5, 2017 International USA to India 31 U.S.C. §§ 5316 and 5332 $25,582.00 January 18, … Continue reading

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Response Time

We are always asked by clients, how long will it take to receive a decision back from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) regarding their case.  While Customs does not have a legal deadline (United States v. Von Neumann, … Continue reading

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USC Currency Law Overview: Structuring Violations

Structuring, according to United States Code (USC) laws and regulations, is the attempt by one or more persons to avoid importation/exportation reporting requirements by partitioning a sum of $10,000 or more in currency or other monetary instruments, so that the … Continue reading

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Case Study: Successful Money Seizure Recovery of $56,741.00 Seized at Houston International Airport

A typical currency case is as follows: Introduction Person Z was traveling through Houston International Airport upon arrival from Beijing, China. She was traveling with $56,741.00 in U.S. currency. She was unaware of the Currency and Monetary Instrument Report for traveling internationally … Continue reading

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What to Know About Bulk Cash Smuggling

When traveling abroad, it’s common sense to carry enough money for the trip. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) allows travelers to take or bring in or out of the country as much money as they wish. However, any amounts … Continue reading

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Shipping Money Through FedEx, UPS, or DHL

Have you ever thought of placing cash inside of an envelope and sending it across the globe?  There are places around the world where one will find strict economic controls on their people or have problems with crime.  As such, … Continue reading

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A Detailed Look at Bitcoin and Its Impact on Customs Law including Currency Seizures

Bitcoin is an alternative form of currency, making headlines throughout the world. There’s often been problems, on a global scale because of the lack of a unified currency, and some proponents of the Bitcoin are pointing to this as the … Continue reading

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U.S. Customs Took My Money at the Airport (or border crossing)!

Is U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs” or “CBP”) allowed to seize my currency/money at the airport? Yes, if one failed to properly report all cash and cash equivalents transported into or out of the country. See Currency and Foreign … Continue reading

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