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U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently tweeted out a photo of more than $33,000 it seized at Washington Dulles Airport. Details about the incident are scant. The press release from CBP only says that the money was taken from a male U.S. citizen flying to Egypt and that he was not criminally charged. The flyer was released, no telling whether he made his flight.

According to the CBP, the flyer reported that he had cash but only in the amount of $20,000. There is no limit to how much currency someone can take into the U.S. or fly out with, but federal law requires people traveling with more than $10,000 to report to a CBP officer and provide a U.S. Treasury Department form.

Institute for Justice was able to get records for nearly two decades’ worth of seizures at our nation’s airports. The total amount of

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