Canadian mom, teen daughter caught trying to smuggle $59,000 into US in their bras

Published June 12, 2013

| Associated Press

U.S. border agents say they caught a Canadian woman and her teenage daughter trying to cross the border with $59,000 hidden in their bras.

The Detroit Free Press and The Windsor Star say a complaint was filed Tuesday in Detroit federal court against a 51-year-old woman.

The complaint says border agents detained Moura El-Asmar and her 16-year-old daughter at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel on their way to Detroit Metropolitan Airport for a flight to visit relatives in Lebanon.

Agents found $15,300 in El-Asmar's purse. A pat down found "a bulky mass" in her bra that led to the pair's hidden cash.

The Windsor-area woman is charged with cash smuggling and lying to a federal agent. Her daughter isn't charged.

A message seeking comment was left for a possible relative in Windsor.

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