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Feds Steal $11,000 From Innocent Airport Traveler Because His Luggage Smelled Like Pot.

Feds Steal $11,000 From Innocent Airport Traveler Because His Luggage Smelled Like Pot

It is no longer safe to carry large amounts of cash with you when you fly or even walk through the airport. That’s because airport police are now using civil forfeiture – a common practice on the nation’s highways.

Charles Clarke. Image source: IJ.org

Police stopped college student Charles Clarke at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in early 2014 before he boarded a flight and took his entire life savings of $11,000 because they claimed a checked bag smelled like marijuana, The Institute for Justice reported. More than a year later, he still doesn’t have his money back.

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