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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A trucker has sued the Drug Enforcement Administration, seeking to get back nearly $24,000 seized by DEA agents earlier this month at a weigh station on U.S. 54 in New Mexico north of El Paso, Texas.
DEA agents told Prieto he would receive a notice of federal proceedings to permanently forfeit the money within 30 days and that to get it back, he'd have to prove it was his and did not come from illegal drug sales.
Originally posted by Infoholic
So... if I were to withdrawl half a million dollars in cash from my retirement funds... and carry it around in duffel bags... it's ok for the Federal Government to take my hard earned money from me, and force me to prove it's legitimate money... or they'll keep it?
I'd expect them to take my money due to irresponsibility... not proof of righteous ownership.