REFUNDS OF MONEY/CURRENCY SEIZED BY CUSTOMS AS OF
May 1, 2017:
Since the passage of CAFRA 2000 Customs has made thousands of seizures of money/currency from persons entering and departing the United States without completing the currency reporting forms. We are aware of $3,517,339 seized by Customs. We are aware of $3,318,814.43 of this amount being refunded. On the other hand, in a report by the Government dated March 29, 2017, out of 168 currency seizures approximately 95% of the funds were forfeited to the Government because the persons had no legal counsel.