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Victim of a Pittsburgh International Airport Money Seizure?

Pittsburgh International Airport (IATAPITICAOKPITFAA LIDPIT), formerly Greater Pittsburgh Airport, Greater Pittsburgh International Airport  is commonly referred to as Pittsburgh International. The airport has flights to Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and Europe, find PIT on Facebook. Allegheny County officials are talking to airlines about expanding international service from Pittsburgh International Airport to cities such as Rome, Amsterdam and London.

With such expansion comes an increase in government oversight of increased international traffic, and consequently the transportation of monetary instruments in and out of the country. Monetary instruments include US dollars, traveler’s checks, foreign currency, and endorsed checks. Inevitably, these instruments can be seizured by the DEA, US Customs and Border Protection, and a number of other governmental agencies, for a wide variety of reasons which this site has touched on in other posts.

Money seized in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh International Airport, we can help, over the years our firm has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of similar clients and may be able to help you too– if you or someone you know has had money or property taken by the US Customs and Border Patrol, Postal Inspectors, or the DEA, call our firm today for a free consultation! Our attorneys are ready to help you, time is of the essence. Call us now at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

 

US Customs and Border Protection Preclearance Zones

Bahamas, US Customs and Border Protection Preclearance Zones

US Customs PreClearance Zones:

While most inspections for US Customs and Border Protection take place in the United States, there are several inspection sites known as “US Customs PreClearance Zones” in other countries. These countries allow CBP to set up inspection zones prior to the traveler even leaving their airport of departure. If they are traveling to the US and have failed to declare, or have violated other customs policies, their money can be seized. Travelers pre-cleared at one of Customs and Border Protection’s foreign preclearance locations in Canada or the Caribbean are not required to clear customs and immigration again when they arrive in the United States.

Currently the U.S. has 15 locations in five countries including:

The vast majority of PreClearance zones are located in Canada. If you have been subject to a customs money seizure at a PreClearance zone, or otherwise, it is important to retain an experienced attorney. There are strict filing deadlines which, when missed, deprive you of your right to appeal this seizure. It is important to act quickly, and retain an attorney who knows the system and can work to protect your rights.

Our experienced customs seizure lawyers are ready to help you recover your money while there’s still time.  We practice throughout the US– call us now! We’re available by phone at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

For more information see also, PreClearance Locations, or PreClearance Fact Sheet

Money Seized Greensboro NC: $19,900.00 Seized/ $19,900.00 Returned

GREENSBORO, NC $19,900.00 SEIZED/ $19,900.00 RETURNED

Money Seized Greensboro NC: $19,900.00 Seized/ $19,900.00 Returned

 

In May, one of our clients had $19,900.00 seized during a roadside stop near Greensboro, NC. The property was seized per title 18, United States Code, Section 981 for a violation of laundering of monetary instruments, as this property was alleged to have been derived from unlawful activity, specifically the selling and transporting of illegal drugs. The seizure was made during a speeding traffic infraction stop in which are client was found to have a single marijuana joint in his possession. Through our hard work over the next five months, we were able to show the money was legitimately earned in its entirety (in this case, legal gaming winnings from two local casinos), and that such a seizure was improper, meaning our client was able to recover all of his money, it being seized wrongfully.

Like here in Greensboro, NC, US Customs and DEA Seizures can happen anywhere at anytime, recovering money from the DEA, and US Customs and Border Patrol requires individuals to quickly offer strong proof that the money seized is legitimate and that seizure is improper. Our customs lawyers spent months working to convince US CBP that these funds were from a legitimate source, only through our aggressive advocacy where we able to achieve this victory for our client.

If your Money been seized in Greensboro, NC or anywhere else, we can help, our firm has recovered thousands of dollars on behalf of similar clients and may be able to help you too– if you or someone you know has had money or property taken by the US Customs and Border Patrol, Postal Inspectors, or the DEA, call our firm today for a free consultation! Our attorneys are ready to help you, time is of the essence. Call us now at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

Port Huron Michigan Customs Seizure: $55,591.00 US Currency Seized/$50,591.00 Returned

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After nearly eight months of hard work, our team of customs attorneys recently recovered nearly $50,600.00 on behalf of a client whose funds were seized while crossing the US/Canada border in Port Huron, Michigan via the Blue Water Bridge.

This client, like many individuals traveling under stressful conditions, became flustered due to trouble crossing the border and failed to correctly report the amount of currency she possessed, merely as the result of confusion.  While she did, in good faith, report the money as required by law, she understated the amount she had.  Unfortunately, under reporting, just like failure to report at all, is enough to give US Customs and Border Patrol (US CBP) a reason to seize all the funds in a person’s possession.

Recovering money from US Customs requires individuals to quickly compile strong proof that the money seized is legitimate and that any failure to meet reporting requirements was an honest mistake.  Our customs lawyers spent months working to convince US CBP that the funds were from a legitimate source and that our client’s mistake was an honest one.  This process is long and complicated, and must be carried out strategically and with careful attention to the strict time limitations involved.  In order to obtain a successful recovery, as this client did, you need a lawyer who knows what kinds of proof will satisfy US CBP and who will zealously fight to get your money back before time runs out.

Port Huron Michigan Customs Seizure: $55,591.00 US Currency Seized/$50,591.00 Returned

The experts at our firm have recovered thousands of dollars on behalf of similar clients and may be able to help you too– if you or someone you know has lost money to US Customs and Border Patrol, call our firm today for a free consultation!  Our expert attorneys are standing by to give you the advice and tools you need to recover your money.  Time is of the essence so call us now at 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message.

US Customs Seizure in Champlain New York: $18,001.00 US Currency, along with a 2010 Dodge Journey, Seized/$17,001.00 as well as the vehicle returned

US Customs Seizure in Champlain New York

In early August 2013, US Customs and Border Patrol notified our firm that one of our office had succeeded in recovering approximately $17,000.00 in US Currency along with a 2010 Dodge Journey, valued at around $14,000.00. This news came after several months of hard work and allowed us to help our client recover not only a significant amount of money, but also his key form of transportation.

US Customs and Border Patrol seized this client’s money when he and a family member attempted to travel by vehicle into New York from Canada and failed to report the cash that they were carrying with them.  This client, a Canadian citizen, regularly both travels and does business into the US, evening owning property here.  Despite this, and despite the fact that the money was completely legitimately sourced, US Customs and Border Patrol was still able to seize it due to their failure to report.

Unfortunately, failure to report funds upon border crossing is an honest mistake that many people make, and it can lead to extremely dire consequences if action is not taken immediately upon seizure.  While recovery is attainable, as was the case with this particular client, the process is not only complicated but also extremely time-sensitive.

Victim of a US Customs Seizure in Champlain New York? If this has happened to you or a loved one, don’t wait!  You need an expert lawyer who is familiar with the laws, procedures, and winning strategies for recovery—and you need someone who will give you the prompt, personalized attention to get this matter resolved within the appropriate time limits.  Let our expert legal team recover your money and contact us today for a free consultation!  Our attorneys are waiting to discuss your case 24/7 nationwide, so call us at 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message.

Dennis DeConcini Port

On April 7 a Mexican National was apprehended for trying to smuggle $175,000.00 through the Dennis DeConcini Port in Arizona. Twenty-Nine year old Samir Alexander Lara-Ambriz was driving a Mercedes sedan. The money was found in a sealed compartment in 14 separate packages. Mr. Lara-Ambriz was apparently trying to leave the country and enter Mexico.

Generally, if a person fails to disclose money over $10,000.00 the money will be seized. It can only be returned if legitimate source AND legitimate purpose can be proven. Call us now for a free consultation at 877-406-6906 or contact us with a private message.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/04082013_4.xml

$90,000.00 Seized at the Dennis Deconcini Port of Entry

In Mid April, a 34 year old Mexican National from Nogales Sonora by the name of Cesar Olea Vazquez was caught attempting to smuggle $90,000.00 in contraband currency at the Dennis Deconcini Port of Entry. A drug sniffing dog alerted on the pickup and the agents found stacks of cash hidden under the seats.

If this has happened to you or a friend, act now. Even if Customs has seized your money, there may be a way to recover if you act quickly enough.  We have expert attorneys who practice throughout the US and who will persevere until your money is recovered, so call us now for a free consultation at 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message.  Time is of the essence!

http://www.kpho.com/story/22019037/cbp-man-tries-to-smuggle-90k-into-mexico

Everything is bigger in Texas- Even the Texas Customs Seizures

Texas Customs Seizures

In early April U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized $80,000.00 at the Santa Teresa port of entry in addition to one pound of marijuana. The vehicle, a 2003 Ford Lobo driven by 23 year old Jose Jaquez, was traveling from the US to the driver’s home country of Mexico. Drug dogs alerted to a hidden floor compartment which revealed the drugs and cash contraband. The department notes that their primary directive is anti-terrorism but increased surveillance has the added effect of stopping smuggling of drugs and money.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/04152013_2.xml

If this has happened to you or a friend, act now. Even if Customs has seized your money, there may be a way to recover if you act quickly enough.  We have expert attorneys who practice throughout the US and who will persevere until your money is recovered, so call us now for a free consultation at 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message.  Victim of a Texas Customs Seizures? Time is of the essence!

DeConcini Port of Entry: Customs Agents Seize $143,000

Two women, traveling separately, were stopped by customs and border protection agents on April 3, 2013.

First, at DeConcini port of entry, a 26 year old woman from Sinaloa was observed attempting to hide something under her clothing. It turned out to be $20,000.00. Further search revealed $13,400.00 in her shoes, and $5,600.00 in a pair of pants she was carrying with her. Finally, $10,979.00 turned up in her purse bringing the total to $49,979.00.

A second woman was stopped two hours later. From Nogales, Sonora the 43 year old in the outgoing pedestrian lane was hiding $11,00.00 in her purse, and another $50,000.00 was later revealed. She admitted the money was proceeds from selling drugs, and she was being paid to take the money into Mexico.

In both cases the money was seized and the women were charged. It is not unusual in that the smugglers were women, at least one admitted to a criminal purpose, and CBP released quite a few details.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/04042013_3.xml

The Federal Government regularly seizes millions of dollars from Travelers every year, don’t let them take your money without a fight, Nationwide, call our Attorneys at 877-406-6906 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

Huge 360k seizure at Hidalgo International Bridge

Hidalgo International Bridge seizure

Hidalgo International Bridge seizureOn May 2nd, 2013 at Hidalgo International Bridge a 23 year man from San Luis Potosi, Mexico was stopped and searched. Upon discovering problems with his vehicle, 36 separate packages of cash were discovered, each containing $10,000.00. “This outstanding seizure of unreported currency was accomplished due to excellent teamwork from our CBP-OFO officers,” said Efrain Solis Jr., port director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “People who fail to declare currency in excess of $10,000 entering or leaving the country will face penalties or be subject to having CBP seize all of the unreported currency.”

Seizures like this remind us that there is a reason for the law requiring disclosure of amounts in excess of $10,000.00. There is additionally good reason for the remission of seizures where an innocent owner can prove a legitimate source of the funds.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/05032013_4.xml

The Federal Government regularly seizes millions of dollars from Travelers every year, don’t let them take your money without a fight, Nationwide, call our Attorneys at 877-406-6906 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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