Currency Seizure Case Outcomes

Case Results for FY 2017 Currency Seizures (Total: 26)
Port FP&F Case No. $ Seized $ Returned Result1 Basis for Seizure2
New York (JFK) 2017-4701-000229-01 $31,904 Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000673-01 $18,000 Pending Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000621-01 $25,700 Pending Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000639-01 $15,516 Pending Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000285-01 $19,053 Pending Pending Failure to report
Structuring
Atlanta 2017-1704-000105-01 $19,438 Pending Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000558-01 $13,104 Pending Pending Pending
Honolulu 2017-3205-000064-01 $19,205 Pending Pending Pending
Newark/New York 2017-4601-000147-01 $24,962 Pending Pending Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2017-3807-000207-01 $22,204 Pending Pending Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2017-3807-000440-01 $13,276 Pending Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000412-01 $17,767 Pending Pending Pending
Newark/New York 2017-4601-000136-01 $27,000 Pending Pending Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2017-3807-000222-01 $20,776 Pending Pending Failure to report
Detroit 2017-3807-000191-01 $21,421 Pending Pending Failure to report
Structuring
New York (JFK) 2017-4701-000222-01 $22,745 Pending Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000319-01 $11,986 Pending Pending Pending
Atlanta 2017-1704-000075-01 $37,000 Pending Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000078-01 $17,893 Pending Pending Failure to report
Houston 2017-5309-000033-01 $15,383 Pending Pending Failure to report
Detroit 2017-3807-000174-01 $18,785 $17,785 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2017-3807-000228-01 $12,038 Pending Pending Pending
Detroit 2017-3807-000128-01 $17,092 Pending Pending Failure to report
Detroit 2017-3807-000085-01 $19,419 Pending Pending Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2017-3807-000012-01 $26,649 $25,649 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2017-3807-000126-01 $10,300 Pending Pending Pending
Case Results for FY 2016 Currency Seizures (Total: 41)
Port FP&F Case No. $ Seized $ Returned Result
Buffalo 2016-0901-000718-01 $12,606 Pending Pending Failure to report
New York (JFK) 2016-4701-000830-01 $45,000 Pending Pending Pending
Houston 2016-5309-000144-01 $41,613 $36,613 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000885-01 $20,728 $17,728 Claim Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000991-01 $17,282 Pending Pending Failure to report
Cincinnati 2016-4102-000232-01 $15,950 Pending Pending Pending
Buffalo 2016-0901-000631-01 $11,600 Pending Pending Failure to report
Structuring
Chicago 2016-3901-000763-01 $15,458 Pending Pending Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000896-01 $15,354 Pending Pending Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000897-01 $30,484 $27,984 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
El Paso 2016-2402-002917 $11,801 $5,900.50 Standard Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2016-3807-000837-01 $19,409 $18,109 Standard Failure to report
Newark/New York 2016-4601-000639-01 $17,000 Pending Pending Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2016-3807-000789-01 $14,944+ $1,000 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2016-3807-000819-001 $22,132 Pending Pending Failure to report
Structuring
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2016-3807-000725-01 $13,436 Pending Pending Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000576-001 $17,606 $16,606 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3801-000468-01 $10,450 Pending Pending Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000510-01 $14,740 $14,240 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3801-000396-01 $12,985 $12,485 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000474-01 $11,170 10,670 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000476-01 $15,000 $14,500 Standard Failure to report
New York (JFK) 2016-4701-000096-01 $17,271 $16,271 Extraordinary Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Miami 2016-5206-000291-01 $25,000 $24,000 Standard Failure to report
New York (JFK) 2016-4701-000230-01 $54,304 Pending Pending Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2016-3807-000420-01 $41,660 $36,660 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000178-01 $23,814 $9,814 Claim Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2016-3807-000347-01 $12,600 $12,100 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2016-3901-000197-01 $18,997 $18,097 Extraordinary Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000355-01 $19,862 $18,862 Extraordinary Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2016-3807-000221-01 $12,300 $11,800 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000378-01 $21,020 $20,020 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000269-01 $19,841 $18,841 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000339-01 $31,280 $28,780 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000247-01 $16,724 $15,724 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Bulk cash smuggling
Philadelphia 2016-1108-000010-01 $16,994 $15,994 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000227-01 $17,003 $16,003 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000216-01 $30,040 $27,540 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2016-3801-000112-01 $13,590 $13,090 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2016-3807-000012-01 $21,447.43 $20,477.43 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2016-3807-000133-01 $19,591 $18,591 Standard Failure to report
Case Results for FY 2015 Currency Seizures (Total: 56)
Port FP&F Case No. $ Seized $ Returned Result Basis for Seizure
Detroit 2016-3807-000948-01 $14,446 $10,000 Claim Failure to report
Chicago 2015-3901-000973-01 $22,300 $21,300 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3801-000943-01 $14,135.34 $13,635.34 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2015-3901-001126-01 $17,000 $16,100 Extraordinary Failure to report
Chicago 2015-3901-001144-01 $17,561 Pending Pending Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001357-01 $20,129 $19,129 Standard Failure to report
Cleveland 2015-4101-000139-01 $17,791 $16,691 Standard Failure to report
Washington/Dulles 2015-5401-000313-01 $27,237 $13,368.50 Standard Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Philadelphia 2015-1108-000072-01 $51,851 $46,851 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001332-01 $14,500 $13,500 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001324-01 $21,581 $20,581 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2015-3901-001042-01 $24,963 $23,963 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001210-01 $42,421 $37,421 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001251-01 $18,535 $13,535 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001278-01 $18,960 $17,960 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3801-000837-01 $16,081.37 $15,081.37 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001230-01 $20,566 $19,566 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001137-01 $16,457 $15,457 Standard Failure to report
Houston 2015-5309-000127-01 $21,376 $20,376 Standard Failure to report
Atlanta 2015-1704-000371-01 $24,520 $23,520 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2015-3801-000740-01 $11,366.40 10,866.40 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001026-01 $19,304 $18,304 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3801-000713-01 $10,100 $9,604 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001079-01 $12,800 $12,300 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001031-01 $16,391 $15,391 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-001028-01 $19,600 $18,600 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2015-3807-000937-01 $24,239 $23,239 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2015-3901-000816-01 $27,000 $24,750 Extraordinary Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000986-01 $10,676 $10,176 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000965-01 $20,806 $19,806 Standard Failure to report
North Carolina 2015-1512-000456-01 $74,000 Pending Pending 18 USC 1956
Miami 2015-5206-000943-01 $19,721 Pending Pending Failure to report
Structuring
San Francisco 2015-2801-000080-01 $62,157 $57,157 Extraordinary Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2015-3807-000805-01 $15,711 $14,711 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000753-01 $13,100 $12,600 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000724-01 $13,579 $13,079 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000585-01 $51,865 $46,865 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000670-01 $14,425 $13,925 Standard Failure to report
Houston 2015-5309-000052-01 $19,108 $18,108 Standard Failure to report
North Carolina 2015-1512-000339-01 $9,260 $0 n/a 18 USC 981
Detroit 2015-3807-000502-01 $24,547.67 $22,047.67 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000476-01 29,524 $27,024 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000483-01 25,000 $22,500 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000434-01 $11,106 10,606 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000485-01 $16,894 $15,894 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3801-000239-01 11,534.80 $11,034.80 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000311-01 $18,303 $17,303 Standard Failure to report
San Francisco 2015-2801-000024-01 $28,758 Pending Pending Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2015-3807-000252-01 $10,713 $10,213 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2015-3807-000109-01 $18,000 $17,000 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Miami 2015-5206-000113-01 $16,000 $15,000 Standard Failure to report
San Francisco 2015-2801-000060-01 $92,478 $82,478 Extraordinary Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Chicago 2015-3901-000031-01 $30,324 Pending Pending Failure to report
New York (JFK) 2015-4701-000005-01 $24,984 23,984 Extraordinary Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Chicago 2015-3901-000043-01 $20,000 $19,000 Extraordinary Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Case Results for FY 2014 Currency Seizures (Total: 46)
Port FP&F Case No. $ Seized $ Returned Result Basis for Seizure
New York (JFK) 2014-4701-000108-01 $29,500 $27,000 Standard Failure to report
Dallas/Fort Worth 2014-5501-000525-01 18,636 17,636 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001287-01 $17,500 $16,500 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3801-001048-01 $10,650 $10,150 Standard Failure to report
New York (JFK) 2014-4701-000802-01 $20,000 $19,000 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001202-01 $20,300 19,300 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2014-3807-001211-01 $11,238 $10,738 Standard Failure to report
Port Huron/Detroit 2014-3802-000164-01 $16,676 $16,176 Extraordinary Failure to declare
Failure to invoice
Chicago 2014-3901-000824-01 $22,300 $21,300 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000871-01 $32,482 $29,982 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001210-01 $15,500 $14,500 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001241-01 $11,200 10,700 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
New York (JFK) 2014-4701-000510 $22,000 $21,000 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2014-3901-000737-01 $29,426 $26,926 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001190-01 $14,867 $14,367 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001151-01 $10,241 9,741 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001116-01 $20,904.50 19,904.50 Standard Failure to report
Long Beach 2014-2720-000675 $65,066 $60,066 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001093-01 $27,500 $25,000 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001073-01 $17,626 $16,626 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-001067-01 $30,000 $27,500 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000896-01 $12,108 $11,608 Standard Failure to report
Long Beach 2014-2720-000589 $25,727 $23,227 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2014-3901-000735-01 $17,100 $16,100 Standard Failure to report
Atlanta 2014-1701-000310 $13,081 $12,581 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2014-3901-000605-01 $13,000 $12,500 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000929-01 $23,200 $22,200 Standard Failure to report
New York (JFK) 2014-4701-000574 $31,184 $0 N/A Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2014-3807-000779-01 $11,752 $11,252 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3801-000623-01 $30,600 $28,100 Standard Failure to report
Charlotte 2014-1512-000357-01 $21,417.96 $20,417.96 Extraordinary Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
San Diego 2014-2506-000495 $20,000 $19,000 Extraordinary Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2014-3807-000540-01 $20,030 $19,030 Standard Failure to report
New York (JFK) 2014-4701-000380-01 $41,063 36,063 Standard Failure to report
Bulk cash smuggling
Detroit 2014-3807-000465-01 $19,941 $18,941 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000437-01 $16,895.25 $15,895.25 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000416-01 $15,180 $14,180 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000368-01 $29,943.57 $27,443.57 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000345-01 $10,377 $9,877 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000312-01 $16,425 $15,425 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000286-01 $14,306 $13,806 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000267-01 $11,417 $10,917 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2014-3807-000238-01 $13,000 $12,500 Standard Failure to report
Middleburg Heights 2014-4115-000007-01 $20,000 $20,000 Standard 18 USC 981
21 USC 881
Detroit 2014-3807-000010-01 $15,133 $14,133 Standard Failure to report
Case Results for FY 2013 Currency Seizures (Total: 27)
Port FP&F Case No. $ Seized $ Returned Result Basis for Seizure
Buffalo 2013-0901-000446-01 $33,000 $0 N/A Failure to report
Bulk smuggling
Boston 2013-0417-000158-01 $17,436 $16,436 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000900-01 $12,358.11 $11,858.11 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000901-01 $13,070 $12,570 Standard Failure to report
Champlain 2013-0712-000115-01 $12,537 $12,037 Standard Failure to report
Bulk smuggling
Detroit 2013-3801-001109-01 $13,203.67 12,706.77 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000743-01 $61,587.93 $55,847.93 Standard Failure to report
Bulk smuggling
Detroit 2013-3807-000653-01 $15,000 $14,500 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000605-01 $15,897 $14,897 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000606-01 $10,338 $9,680 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2013-3901-000616-01 $13,120 $12,620 Standard Failure to report
Chicago 2013-3901-000436-01 $31,292 29,042 Better than Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000541-01 $15,524 $14,524 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000768-01 $10,762 $10,262 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3801-000759-01 $39,148 $36,648 Standard Failure to report
New York (JFK) 2013-4701-000389-01 $31,250 N/A N/A Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000495-01 $14,804 $14,304 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000464-01 $18,000 $17,000 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000397-01 $15,225 $14,225 Standard Failure to report 
Detroit 2013-3807-000262-01 $11,989 $11,489 Standard Failure to report
Bulk smuggling
Detroit 2013-3801-000351-01 $10,729 $0 Insufficient Documentation Failure to report
Bulk smuggling
Structuring
Detroit 2013-3807-000278-01 $24,410 $21,910 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000262-01 $11,989 $11,489 Standard Failure to report
Bulk smuggling
Detroit 2013-3807-000191-01 $11,117 $10,617 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3801-000146-01 $10,778 $10,278 Standard Failure to report
Bulk smuggling
Chicago 2013-3901-000066-01 $19,000 $18,000 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2013-3807-000024-01 $13,834 $13,334 Standard Failure to report
Bulk smuggling
Case Results for FY 2012 Currency Seizures (Total: 4)
Port FP&F Case No. $ Seized $ Returned Result Basis for Seizure
Detroit 2012-3801-001138-01 $28,491.37 $24,991.37 Extraordinary Failure to report
Structuring
Detroit 2012-3801-000950-01 $19,021.73 $18,021.73 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2012-3801-000852-01 $11,655.04 $11,155.04 Standard Failure to report
Detroit 2012-3807-000765-01 $14,000 $13,500 Standard Failure to report

The facts and circumstances of your customs currency seizure case may differ from the facts and circumstances of these CBP money seizure cases. The results discussed are not necessarily representative of the  range of possible results for any particular case. Each case is different and must be evaluated and handled on its own merit.

Last updated: February 7, 2017 at 10:24 am
  1. "Standard" indicates that the dollar amount returned is within Customs' established mitigation guidelines for customs money seizures and it was proven that there was a legitimate source and legitimate intended use of the seized currency. "Extraordinary" indicates that the dollar amount returned is better than should be expected because the amount of money returned is more than that according to Customs established mitigation guidelines. []
  2. "Failure to report" indicates seizure was based on alleged violations of 31 USC 5316 Bulk cash smuggling" indicates seizure was based on alleged violations of 31 USC 5332 and "Structuring" indicates seizure was based alleged violations of 31 USC 5324. []