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(Detroit Free Press)   Judge to woman caught smuggling $39,000 in her bra: "I need to see some kind of support for your story"   (freep.com) divider line 23
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2013-06-18 10:49:45 AM  
I C-cup what you did there....
 
2013-06-18 11:00:18 AM  
WTF is this?  The cops didn't steal it on sight?  I guess the border cops aren't in on the program.  When a citizen has a large amount of cash on them, you simply take it.
 
2013-06-18 11:03:23 AM  
I'm going to start randomly grabbing women's boobs in Detroit.  Seems this just happened last week!
 
2013-06-18 11:03:36 AM  
Dumbass Canadian bank clerk didn't try to find legitimate ways for her to transfer the money?
 
2013-06-18 11:13:38 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: WTF is this?  The cops didn't steal it on sight?  I guess the border cops aren't in on the program.  When a citizen has a large amount of cash on them, you simply take it.


You didn't finish the article. She's not getting the money back.
 
2013-06-18 11:15:02 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Marcus Aurelius: WTF is this?  The cops didn't steal it on sight?  I guess the border cops aren't in on the program.  When a citizen has a large amount of cash on them, you simply take it.

You didn't finish the article. She's not getting the money back.


The fruits of your labor belong to the government, citizen.
 
2013-06-18 11:16:36 AM  
How does a single mom that is on disability have $70000 in cash?
 
2013-06-18 11:17:27 AM  

Kevin72: How does a single mom that is on disability have $70000 in cash?


The navy boys were on shore leave that weekend
 
2013-06-18 11:18:11 AM  
hid the bulk of her life savings in her bra and tried to sneak roughly $73,000
Right. $73,000 total.

Moura El-Asmar hid $39,000 in her own bra and another $20,000 in her teenage daughter's bra
That comes to $59,000. Where was the rest hidden?
 
2013-06-18 11:18:29 AM  
What a crock, who gives a damn that someone is taking cash with them to another country ?
Your cash, your property, take it where you want. It's no ones business but yours.
 
2013-06-18 11:24:57 AM  
What an idiot this woman is. Everyone knows that you don't bring large amounts of cash over any border, because they will almost always find it and confiscate it. The only reason to bring that much money over the border, as far as Customs is concerned, is to give to terrorists, or for some other illegal reason. Why couldn't she simply send a cheque? And I want to know why the money transfer wouldn't or couldn't go through the bank! Seems odd. I call shenanigans!
 
2013-06-18 11:25:44 AM  
Another byproduct of the war on drugs (and the resultant money laundering laws): stand the presumption of innocence on its head.
 
2013-06-18 11:27:06 AM  

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: What an idiot this woman is. Everyone knows that you don't bring large amounts of cash over any border, because they will almost always find it and confiscate it. The only reason to bring that much money over the border, as far as Customs is concerned, is to give to terrorists, or for some other illegal reason. Why couldn't she simply send a cheque? And I want to know why the money transfer wouldn't or couldn't go through the bank! Seems odd. I call shenanigans!


Or at least a small number of money orders that would be harder to find...
 
2013-06-18 11:34:49 AM  

Gordon Bennett: hid the bulk of her life savings in her bra and tried to sneak roughly $73,000
Right. $73,000 total.

Moura El-Asmar hid $39,000 in her own bra and another $20,000 in her teenage daughter's bra
That comes to $59,000. Where was the rest hidden?


The police have the $19,000 total cash carried by both women in custody.
 
2013-06-18 11:35:22 AM  

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: Why couldn't she simply send a cheque? And I want to know why the money transfer wouldn't or couldn't go through the bank! Seems odd. I call shenanigans!


I'm not at all surprised that wire transfers to the Middle East might be iffy.
 
2013-06-18 11:40:13 AM  
Burden of proof does not work that way
 
2013-06-18 11:43:42 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Marcus Aurelius: WTF is this?  The cops didn't steal it on sight?  I guess the border cops aren't in on the program.  When a citizen has a large amount of cash on them, you simply take it.

You didn't finish the article. She's not getting the money back.


But it's not supposed to make the news.  If Americans found out how badly they've been hosed down by their legislators, they might do something about it.
 
2013-06-18 11:48:01 AM  

Kevin72: How does a single mom that is on disability have $70000 in cash?


By working and saving until she becomes disabled and then living within her income.
 
2013-06-18 12:11:42 PM  
It's complete bullshiat that they're stealing her money.
 
2013-06-18 12:26:08 PM  
That's bound to happen when you live in Western Ontario and are too lazy to drive up to Toronto for an overseas flight with cash that is almost surely destined to support terrorist activity.
 
2013-06-18 12:44:58 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Kevin72: How does a single mom that is on disability have $70000 in cash?

By working and saving until she becomes disabled and then living within her income.


Or stashing the money away from the govt in cash so she does not fail the means test to get on SSDI
 
2013-06-18 01:34:37 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Marcus Aurelius: WTF is this?  The cops didn't steal it on sight?  I guess the border cops aren't in on the program.  When a citizen has a large amount of cash on them, you simply take it.

You didn't finish the article. She's not getting the money back.


RTFA again. She may not get it back, apparently. I would hope that in this case they would investigate and give it back to her but if they don't, well maybe she shouldn't have been an idiot.

The policy is pretty clear and every CDN/US border crossing I have been through has large signs that you must declare cash over $10k. You have to be an absolute moran to lie to a border guard about anything. You never volunteer stuff, of course, but if they ask you a question you tell the farking truth and you never, ever try to pull a fast one. Unless you like deportation, the no-fly list, or being stranded on the wrong side of a border, that is.
 
2013-06-18 02:00:48 PM  

Jument: To The Escape Zeppelin!: Marcus Aurelius: WTF is this?  The cops didn't steal it on sight?  I guess the border cops aren't in on the program.  When a citizen has a large amount of cash on them, you simply take it.

You didn't finish the article. She's not getting the money back.

RTFA again. She may not get it back, apparently. I would hope that in this case they would investigate and give it back to her but if they don't, well maybe she shouldn't have been an idiot.

The policy is pretty clear and every CDN/US border crossing I have been through has large signs that you must declare cash over $10k. You have to be an absolute moran to lie to a border guard about anything. You never volunteer stuff, of course, but if they ask you a question you tell the farking truth and you never, ever try to pull a fast one. Unless you like deportation, the no-fly list, or being stranded on the wrong side of a border, that is.


Yup.  Those farker once asked what my salary was when I was crossing back over from Windsor.  I was so taken off guard I almost responded with "no doubt more than you make" but thankfully my brain caught up to my mouth so I responded with my W2 number.  They love to catch you with non-standard questions to trip you up.  At least with a cop I can legally keep my mouth shut, but with the border patrol?  Nope or at least nope if you want to go home anytime soon.
 
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