Shomporko Desk:– TORONTO – A Chinese woman was arrested after allegedly entering the United States illegally from Canada while carrying more than $38,000 in gold bars, according to border authorities.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said in a statement released Thursday that the woman was arrested with 14.25 ounces of gold bars in her possession, esteemed at over $38,000 (US$28,500). She additionally had more than $13,500 (US$10,000) in cash.
The 36-year-old woman was captured close to the town of Amity, Maine on Tuesday, the office said in the statement. Officials said the woman admitted to being a Chinese national illegally present in the U.S.
The woman told border authorities that she had been legally allowed into Canada as a student and illegally crossed the border to visit a friend in San Francisco, Calif. Border officials from the Houlton Border Patrol Station determined the spot where the woman illegally crossed the Canada-U.S. border by matching footprints with her shoes, according to the statement.
The woman, who has not been identified, was subsequently sent back to Canada following her arrest. Photo credit: FreepikNews source: CTV News