It appears that US law enforcement agencies are alert for foreign nationals, transiting America, who fail to declare their bulk cash. A Canadian couple reportedly engaged in the sale of marijuana grown in British Columbia were arrested when they tried to entered the US, with C$73,080 hidden in their motor home, and charged with bulk cash smuggling*. Apparently, bad weather in the Canadian Rockies caused them to detour through the United States, while en route from the Province of Manitoba, to British Columbia.
The affidavit of the arresting officer stated that they routinely secreted the marijuana in several hockey equipment bags, and transported it to Winnipeg each month, where they sold it. The defendants are Robert and Jonna Booth.
*Case No.: 13/mj-00176-CSM (ND).