Carrying Cash Update
"In civil forfeiture, the government seizes the property — in this case, the currency — without ever charging the person with a crime. The government must show by a preponderance of the evidence that the money is dirty; then it's up to the owner to prove that his cash is clean. To defend the money requires hiring a lawyer, who often charges more than the amount of the seized cash."
I am not anti-police nor anti-government, however, I see this arrangement as highly problematic when traveling or purchasing cars out of area.
URL #1: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91490480