October 21, 2005, - 12:13 pm

Attention ICE: Why Was $80,000 Cash Headed to Pakistan?

By Debbie Schlussel
Everyone’s up in arms about a TSA screener who stole $80,000 cash from a bag headed to Pakistan at JFK Airport. But the real question is: Why is a passenger taking $80,000 in cash with him to Pakistan (and didn’t declare it, either)? Funding terrorist operations? Money laundering? Whatever the purpose was, it’s not likely kosher (or is that, halal?).
But don’t worry. They are charging the TSA employee–and NOT pursuing the passenger. Don’t you feel safe?
***UPDATE: Here are some other questions a DHS agent friend sent:
“Is the US government just going to send the “stolen” money back to the guy in Pakistan?
He is the rightful owner of the money, right? Right?
Is the guy a US citizen? If not, how does a non-citizen acquire $80K, when he would not be allowed to work in this country legally? Shouldn’t the IRS at least check this guy out? Shouldn’t ICE? Shouldn’t the FBI?
Something smells here.”
Yes, it does. But don’t count on ICE, TSA, or the rest of the government to do a damned thing to address any of these questions.

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12 Responses

Moronic dickheads!

KOAJaps on October 21, 2005 at 12:23 pm

There IS NO legitimate argument to this…even an uberradical like me KNOWS if you’re smuggling 80 grand out of the country you’re not gonna be using it for Mother Theresa’s kids!!!

EminemsRevenge on October 21, 2005 at 1:34 pm

Wouldn’t targeting people smuggling large amounts of cash out of the country into countries populated by large numbers of terrorists be considered the evil “profiling”? We cannot offend the ACLU.

johnnycab23513 on October 21, 2005 at 5:41 pm

They already sent him the money back…..
\Bush has long ago lost control of any part of the government…..

Duke on October 21, 2005 at 7:26 pm

Oh yeah, you know what day it is!

Today’s dose of NIF – News, Interesting & Funny … Limited Blogation weekend imminent, so enjoy it while you can!

NIF on October 21, 2005 at 9:51 pm

these muslims who own businesses obviously avoid paying taxes to the infidels. too bad the i.r.s can’t deport people.

shleppy on October 21, 2005 at 9:52 pm

Bush has long ago lost control of any part of the government…..
Posted by: Duke at October 21, 2005 07:26 PM
Duke, Bush is just continuing on the legacy of Clinton, et al. and I beg to differ on losing control. I mean, how can a company do work in the Axis of Evil without some sort of organization?
http://tinyurl.com/3udux
And manage to “convince” Ariel Sharon to give up the Gaza Strip and West Bank and maybe all of Israel? Lost control? I think not…IMHO.

KOAJaps on October 21, 2005 at 10:00 pm

1. How do you know there isn’t an ongoing investigation of the passenger?
2. Was there a requirement for the outbound passenger to make a U.S. declaration? What’s the cite?

MarcH on October 23, 2005 at 12:37 am

Two Criminals, One Arrest?

I’m sure you heard the news about that TSA screener who stole $80,000 in cash from a passengers checked baggage. If you didn’t, you can read about it here. And now, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the

Small Town Veteran on October 23, 2005 at 1:43 am

I’m curious and maybe you know the applicable law. What would have happened if the screener had reported the $80,000? Were there any laws being broken? I am aware it seems obvious that he was trying to sneak the money..it would be easier to carry a cashiers check..but are there any laws that apply directly to this case?

MichaelRoland on October 23, 2005 at 7:27 pm

The NY Post story indicated that this Paki owns a gift shop in Manhattan. However, I wonder if this guy was just a carrier for the Paki Muslim community in the “gorgeous mosaic” (former failed NYC mayor David Dinkins coined that phrase describing the city).
There is a requirement to document cash of more than $10,000 when leaving the country.
BTW, as another poster put it…it would’ve been easier to carry a check. Easier still, would be to wire the money.
Any way you slice it, this practitioner of the Religion of Peace was obviously trying to sneak the cash out of the country. Which leads me to the next question: How many other practitioners of the Religion of Peace are doing the same thing and NOT getting caught?
As I posted in a thread on an earlier topic – these people are Muslims first and foremost. Their allegiance is only to Islam. They will never consider themselves American. They are here only to enjoy a better standard of living, to earn money to send back to their terror groups, and to plot against us.

Thee_Bruno on October 24, 2005 at 2:22 pm

Still no further information on this guy and his money.
And what a double-standard. If he had been headed for Columbia with that much cash, the DEA would have made sure to stop him and get some more info.

David Svendsen on October 27, 2005 at 11:54 am

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