Stacks of cash seized at Cornwall border

The Cornwall customs facility, south of the intersection of Water Street and Brookdale Avenue, in September 2014. (Photo/Federal Bridge Corp.)

CORNWALL – Border agents at Cornwall’s port of entry have seized $129,000 in U.S. cash.

The seizure was made May 21, 2016 but officials with the Canada Border Services Agency only made light of the case today (Monday).

Two Canadian residents were sent to secondary inspection in order to check out one of their travel documents.

That’s when border patrol officers found a grocery bag with 13 shrink-wrapped bags filled with U.S. cash.

The two people, who have not been identified, were arrested and later released but no charges were laid.

The money was seized under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and turned over to the Mounties.

While it’s not illegal to have large amounts of money, it is illegal to cross the border and not report if you have more than $10,000 on your person.

In this Monday, June 6, 2016 photo provided by the Canada Border Services Agency, an evidence photo shows one of the 13 bags seized by border agents on May 21, 2016 at Cornwall's port of entry. Officers found $129,000 in American cash. (CBSA via Newswatch Group)
In this Monday, June 6, 2016 photo provided by the Canada Border Services Agency, an evidence photo shows one of the 13 bags seized by border agents on May 21, 2016 at Cornwall’s port of entry. Officers found $129,000 in American cash. (CBSA via Newswatch Group)
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