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Customs Seizes Over $72,000 in Cash From Traveler at Orlando Airport

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents seized more than $72,000 in unreported currency from a traveler at Orlando International Airport this week.

The traveler allegedly claimed to be in possession of $15,000 initially before later misstating that they had $51,000 in writing. CBP officers ultimately discovered bundles of cash inside of the traveler’s backpack, leading to the seizure.

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International travelers departing or arriving to the U.S. who are in possession of more than $10,000 or equivalent foreign currency are required to report all of it to CBP as well as complete a Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) form.

Failure to do so could result in seizure of the currency and/or arrest.

“Travelers are given multiple opportunities to make a truthful declaration and must comply with currency reporting regulations and all U.S. laws,” said CBP Orlando Area Port Director Gaetano Cordone, in a statement accompanying Tuesday’s release. “CBP officers are steadfastly committed to enforcing federal currency reporting laws and over 400 laws on behalf of over 40 other U.S. Government agencies.”

CBP seizes roughly $290,000 in unreported or illicit currency nationwide in the average day.

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Passengers Arrested After Violent Brawl on Plane

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Two easyJet passengers were arrested at Edinburgh Airport for a violently bloody fight on Thursday that left cabin crew and passengers distraught.

According to The Sun, the plane had been splattered with blood and some crew members were in tears.

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“It was very frightening for this to unfold in mid-air,” one witness said. “It was a violent confrontation and an area of the cabin was covered in blood. The cabin crew did a great job to try to contain it. But some were reduced to tears because of what unfolded.”

The flight landed in Edinburgh, Scotland from Copenhagen at around 1:30 in the afternoon, where the two men were quickly detained by police.

A spokesman for the airline said “We can confirm that flight EZY6980 from Copenhagen to Edinburgh was met by police on arrival as a result of two passengers on board behaving disruptively.

“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

The spokesman added, “The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority.”

It is unclear at this time what had prompted the fight. According to a spokesman for the Scotland Police, the two men, aged 28 and 42, are charged for breach of the peace.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal,” the spokesman said.

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