Border officials seized more than $282,000 in U.S. cash during two separate check stops in recent days.
On April 14, border officers at the Rainbow Bridge seized $181,540 bundled in plastic bags, wrapped in duct tape, and hidden under the dashboard of a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old female from Toronto, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.
On Wednesday, Canadian authorities at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge seized $101,220 in U.S. currency found in several wrapped bundles hidden in a pickup driven by a 35-year-old man from Waterloo, Ont., officials said.
Names weren't released because the accused have the right to appeal the seizures, officials said.
While there are no restrictions on the amount of money that can be brought into or taken out of Canada, $10,000 or more of Canadian cash must be reported at the border, officials with Canada Border Services Agency said. Failure to make a proper report can result in seizure of the money.