Apparently some guy got caught at the airport in Detroit with some suspicious stuff:
A man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after officials say they found him carrying more than $78,000 in cash and a laptop computer containing information about nuclear materials and cyanide.
Sisayehiticha Dinssa, an unemployed U.S. citizen, was arrested Tuesday after a dog caught the scent of narcotics on cash he was carrying, according to an affidavit filed in court.
When agents asked him if he had any cash to declare, he said he had $18,000, authorities said. But when agents checked his luggage, they found an additional $59,000. When they scrolled through his laptop, they said they found the mysterious files. (emphasis mine)
The issue w/ the cyanide & nuke info is vaguely understandable. Having found that, there’s the possibility the guy was up to something. That said, the route to finding that information prompts a question:
Why in the hell is it a crime to have money in your luggage & not tell people you have it?
Also, how did smelling drugs on his money get them authorization to look at his laptop? What’d they think, he was meeting a connect for yayo & had his transaction history on a convenient little spreadsheet? I distinctly recall a study done awhile back saying most 100-dollar bills in circulation have trace amounts of cocaine on them, you have enough of ‘em on you then it’s conceivable the dog could smell it anyway, even though the average Joe isn’t grindin’.
Seriously, my brain is giving off “does not compute” signals here.