What Not to Do at PHL Over the Holidays

Bring in $27,000 in undeclared cash.

You know when you’re flying in from overseas and the airline hostess hands you a little blue form where you verify that you didn’t touch any livestock infested with Mad Cow Disease? There’s also a little box that you’re supposed to check if you’re bringing in $10,000 or more. You can bring any amount in, you just have to declare it. Here’s what happens when you don’t.

The unidentified Israeli citizens arrived from Cancun, Mexico and allegedly told Customs officers that they had only about $6,000 in cash. But an investigation revealed that the men were carrying a total of $27,648 in U.S. dollars or Israeli shekels.

Oops. Annnd now their money has been seized by customs officials.