Detroit Or Bust! Woman Charged At Border With Stash In Bra

DETROIT (WWJ) – A Canadian woman has been charged after officials say she was caught trying to sneak a lot of money in a unconventional way.

Fifty-one-year-old Moura El-Esmar and her 16-year-old daughter were detained at the Detroit-Windsor tunnel while heading to Detroit Metro Airport this weekend.

“During the pat down a bulky mass was discovered on the bra. A search revealed two bags sewn into the bra lining,” read the complaint.

Customs and border officers found $59,000 dollars in total sewn into the bras of the mother and daughter. That amounts to nearly $73,000 in Canadian funds.

The daughter has not charged. The mother is also charged with making false statements to a federal agent.

READ THE FULL COMPLAINT: Moura El-Asmar Complaint

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