A man carrying $139,980 dollars walks into an airport. After the police question why he was carrying such a large amount of cash, he leaves without signing a receipt for the seized cash.  The man was set to board a flight at Boston’s Logan International Airport over the weekend according to reporting from Masslive.com. The person missed his flight, then attempted to book a ticket on a second flight to what police will only describe as a “source area for illegal narcotics” on the Massachusetts State Police Facebook page per Masslive.com.

A quick-thinking employee at a security checkpoint questioned why the man was carrying so much cash.  When asked how much cash he had, he commented that it was $1,500, then, upon further questioning state police detectives said it was about $40,000, then he said it was about $80,000 to $85,000.  I don’t know about you, but I know I have exactly $16.25 on me.  The only thing that would make me change that answer is if my kids ask me, then I may say “I don’t know.”

Kinda hard to confuse $1,500 with $139,980.  Just saying.  Special kudos to police canine officer MSP K9 Duke.  Duke is trained to detect the odor of narcotics which he picked up on the man.  In the end, the man refused to sign a receipt for the cash and left the building.  Say what?  I am not walking away from that much cash.  To say there was an indication that something was fishy is an understatement.  Three cheers to Duke, the hard-working canine officer.  I bet that guy will be nowhere to be found.  In the end, the money will be subject to forfeiture proceedings.




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