- Three Ghanaians travelling with the exceed cash had their monies seized
- All men have been freed to continue their journey
Security officials at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection unit are investigating three Ghanaians for possessing multiple currencies totaling $143,968.
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Reports indicate that two of these Ghanaians who are male were travelling to Ghana while the remaining Ghanaian man was also arriving in the U.S. from Ghana. Reports show that all three Ghanaians were seen at the Washington Dulles International Airport.
Inspections done on one particular Ghanaian man shows that he possessed $2,000. CBP officers discovered $10,000 in each of 10 bank envelopes in the man’s backpack.
Later on, U.S. officials also found $20,031 from a man who arrived from Ghana who initially reported that he possessed $10,000.
“Customs and Border Protection encourages travellers to be completely honest when reporting all their currency during an inspection with a CBP officer, or be prepared to face severe consequences,” said Daniel Mattina, CBP Area Port Director for the Area Port of Washington Dulles told the media.
Meanwhile, the government is yet to comment on this issue as all three Ghanaians have had the exceeded amount of monies they should have carried seized.