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US agents seize record $27M in cash on ship bound for USVI

CBP’s Air and Marine Operations work to detect, deter, and interdict anyone who might be trying to smuggle something into the country.
CBP’s Air and Marine Operations work to detect, deter, and interdict anyone who might be trying to smuggle something into the country. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

SAN JUAN – Federal authorities announced Tuesday that they seized $27 million in undeclared cash aboard a ship bound for the U.S. Virgin Islands, the largest such seizure ever in the region.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a dog inspecting cargo on Saturday aboard a ship docked in Puerto Rico alerted agents to the money found inside home moving boxes destined for St. Thomas.

No one has been arrested.