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(Fox News)   What's in your wallet . . . ? No, really -- what's in your wallet?   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, Iranians, hand luggage, Duesseldorf  
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10334 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Feb 2013 at 10:12 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-09 08:40:10 AM  
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If you are trying to smuggle 70 million, perhaps choose a non-Arab at this particular point in history.  Plus it is a check, not hard currency.  Any bank that would handle that without reporting to the government would do the same with a wire transfer.  I can't think of a good reason to move money in check form across international borders.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-09 04:40:31 PM  
1 vote:
Also, it's a check, not currency. Stop payment and get a new one issued.

Might not be possible. In the USA seizure by law enforcement is not the same as ordinary loss. Other countries may have similar rules. (UCC 3-309, 3-312)
2013-02-09 10:49:29 AM  
1 vote:

MythDragon: Well to be fair, a check isn't money. So why would he have to declare it?

Good point. Checks are frequently converted to ACH transactions.

If you're carrying a credit card when you cross the border, do you have to declare what its limit is?
2013-02-09 10:44:11 AM  
1 vote:
Well to be fair, a check isn't money. So why would he have to declare it?
2013-02-09 10:29:58 AM  
1 vote:
The mail, how does it work?
2013-02-09 10:20:38 AM  
1 vote:
Did anyone notice: he smuggled in 70 million, and the worst he's going to get... is a fine for 1.4 million?

SO, 68.6 million profit?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-09 10:18:00 AM  
1 vote:
He had a check. I thought checks were OK to smuggle because they left a trail for auditors to follow.
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