That means if Moura El-Asmar, 51, doesn't appear for her next court date she will owe the U.S. government $10,000. She is scheduled to appear in July.
She was permitted to return to Canada.
Under the conditions of her bond, El-Asmar:
- Surrendered her Lebanese and Canadian passports.
- Cannot apply for any new passports.
- Was ordered to report to "pre-trial services."
In a complaint filed in U.S. Federal Court, border agents allege El-Asmar hid $39,000 in bags sewn into her bra and an additional $20,000 in bags sewn into her 16-year-old daughter's bra. Officers also claim they found found approximately $15,000 Cdn and $300 US in her purse and other personal items, according to the complaint.
U.S. laws states that anyone entering the country must disclose cash amounts greater than $10,000.