U.S. Customs seize $10M in unreported cash in Mich.

Jennifer Chambers
The Detroit News

The Detroit Field Office of U.S. Customs Borders and Protection was second in the nation last year in unreported currency seizures with more than $10 million captured.

During fiscal year 2015, the Detroit Field Office, which includes the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit Windsor Tunnel, the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron and the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, made 961 arrests, 72 firearms seized and 588 narcotics and drug seizures.

The office made 540 currency seizures for a total of $10,067,095.

It also processed more than 2.3 million commercial trucks, which is 21 percent of all the international truck traffic across land borders into the United States, said Marty Raybon, acting director of field operations.

Canada is the No. 1 trading partner with a total of $101 billion dollars in trade coming through the Detroit Field Office alone.

“The Detroit Field Office continues to drive the economic engine of trade on the northern border,” Raybon said. “We’re on the job 24/7 to keep our economy moving, and I couldn’t be more proud of the men and women of CBP who gets the job done.”

JChambers@detroitnews.com