How Federal Agents Can Legally Take Your Money at the Airport

The simple trick the feds use to take hundreds of millions of dollars from travelers

Law enforcement agencies routinely seize currency from travelers at airports using civil forfeiture—a legal process that allows agencies to take and keep property without ever charging owners with a crime, let alone securing a conviction. In this episode, we discuss the real stories of victims of this abusive practice, the new IJ report—”Jetway Robbery?”—that shows just how widespread it is, and what travelers need to know to protect their property.

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