Man found with $ 139,000 in cash at Boston Logan International Airport walks away from the money after being questioned
Man found with nearly $ 139,000 in cash as he attempted to board a flight at Boston Logan International Airport over the weekend walked away from the money after being questioned by the authorities, police said.
The person booked a flight to Logan shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, missed it, then bought a second plane ticket the same day to a destination known as an “illegal narcotics source area,” police said. the state of Massachusetts in a Facebook. Publish. Authorities did not disclose the destination.
As the man attempted to pass a security checkpoint, he was questioned about a large sum of cash he was carrying, which the passenger initially claimed for $ 1,500, state police said.
He later told the soldiers that the amount was $ 40,000 to $ 50,000. After further questioning state police detectives, the man said the amount was $ 80,000 to $ 85,000, authorities said.
“The MSP K9 Duke, which is trained to detect narcotic odors, has shown a strong alert to human belongings,” state police said. “A subsequent final count of the money the man was carrying was $ 138,980.”
The money was being held by law enforcement pending further investigation. The passenger refused to sign a receipt for the money, leaving the building and the money behind, state police said.
The money will be subject to confiscation proceedings, authorities said.