01/20/2015 03:38 EST | Updated 03/23/2015 05:59 EDT

Man Carries $38,000 In Cash Through Calgary Airport

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CALGARY - A traveller has been busted at the Calgary International Airport with tens of thousands of dollars in suspected proceeds of crime.

The man, who was about to board a flight to the Middle East, was taken in for questioning last week.

Canadian Border Services Agency officers found more than $18,000 in his jacket and carry on, and another $20,000 in his checked bags, all in the form of $20 bills.

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

On Dec. 8, 2014, border officers seized $84,439 in suspected proceeds of crime at the same airport.



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