June 25, 2014 10:50 am

Over $30,000 in cash seized at Calgary International Airport

FILE: A photo of a Canada Border Services Agency badge on an officer.

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CALGARY – Officers say $30,500 seized at the Calgary International Airport on Sunday is believed to be from the proceeds of crime.

The money was found during a routine export check on an outbound flight.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says the traveller had declared $26,500 in currency for export, but officers found an additional $4,000.

In addition, officials say their investigation uncovered evidence suggesting the currency was the proceeds of crime.

There are no restrictions on the amount of money that can be brought into or taken out of Canada, but any amount over $10,000 must be reported.

The CBSA says they’ve made 88 currency seizures valued at over $1,250,000 since the start of the year, all of which is suspected to be proceeds of crime.

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