Man traveling with $22K to buy a car gets pulled over for speeding. No crime, no charges, no evidence but they took his cash:
“The safest place to put your money if it’s legitimate is in a bank account,” the officer told NewsChannel 5 Investigates. “He stated he had two. I would put it in a bank account. It draws interest and it’s safer.”
“But it’s not illegal to carry cash,” we noted.
“No, it’s not illegal to carry cash. Again, it’s what the cash is being used for to facilitate or what it is being utilized for.”
“But you had no proof that money was being used for drug trafficking, correct? No proof?”
“And he couldn’t prove it was legitimate.”
He doesn’t have to you idiot. And this is why the answer to ‘may I search your car?’ is always no.