After seeing something that didn’t look right around a private plane at Martin State Airport in Middle River, agents made a seven-figure discovery.
According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), about $1.03 million in cash was found inside the plane. In case you need a visual, here’s what that looks like:
Agents said they noticed “suspicious activity” around the plane, but didn’t say what that was. K-9s and people searched the back of the plane and baggage, then found the loot.
The money is suspected to be related to drug dealing, weapons trafficking or other criminal activity.
“Bulk cash smugglers use a variety of transport mechanisms, including passenger vehicles, private and commercial airplanes, trains, boats and commercial trucks. These crimes are punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and seizure of all associated funds,” ICE states.
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