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Sydney airport cash: More than $145,000 in undeclared currency seized

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A man travelling from Sydney to Dubai has been caught attempting to smuggle more than $145,000 in undeclared currency.

The 40-year-old man was departing Sydney International Airport on Sunday when he was selected for a baggage examination by Australian Border Force Officers.

In his hand luggage ABF officers found $45,000 in undeclared cash.

At the same time, ABF currency detection dogs were sweeping the luggage being loaded onto the man’s flight, and identified two checked bags both belonging to the man.

Between the bags a further $100,200 was seized, marking a total of $145,200.

The man was referred to Australian Federal Police, who seized the cash pending proof of the money’s origin.



In the man's hand luggage ABF officers found $45,000 in undeclared cash. (Australian Border Force)

Acting ABF Regional Commander of NSW Tony McSweeney said the seizure serves as a warning to anyone contemplating moving large amounts of currency out of Australia.

“Anyone carrying more than $10,000 in cash in or out of Australia is required, by law, to declare it to an ABF officer or risk having it seized,” said Commander McSweeney said.

“Large sums of money moving across borders unmonitored is unacceptable as it can be used to launder money and to fund serious criminal activity, including potential threats to national security.

“Detecting, deterring, and disrupting financial border risks is an operational priority for the ABF and anyone thinking of engaging in this kind of activity should know, we have you in our sights.”


At the same time, ABF currency detection dogs were sweeping the luggage being loaded onto the man’s flight, and identified two checked bags both belonging to the man. Between the bags a further $100,200 was seized, marking a total of $145,200. (Australian Border Force)

AFP Airport Police Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Simone O’Mahony, said it was legal to travel with this amount of cash if it is declared.

“We urge all travellers at international airports to come forward and declare cash as there are no fees associated with the process – if you let a Border official know and fill out the correct form, you will be allowed to travel with the cash,” said Superintendent O’Mahony.

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