Customs and Border Protection

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

In 2014, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) delivered training on bulk cash smuggling for Israel, the Philippines, Brazil, and Ethiopia. The workshops covered various topics, including the country’s money laundering reporting requirements and laws, currency smuggling techniques, intelligence gathering, targeting, interdiction techniques, interviewing, source development, red flag indicators of currency smuggling, conducting investigations, and evidence processing. The topics were initially discussed in a classroom setting, followed by three days of practical exercises. The goal was to facilitate actual cash seizures as well as the identification of individuals and organizations engaged in this activity. Training was also provided for the Royal Bahamas Police Force narcotics detection canine program.