Feds Nab Pilot Attempting to Smuggle Cash

Jan. 12, 2016
The Dallas resident was arrested after arriving as a passenger at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

As originally reported on AP News, federal prosecutors say a commercial airline pilot tried to smuggle in nearly $200,000 in undeclared currency at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

Dallas resident Anthony Warner was arrested Sunday shortly after arriving as a passenger on a flight from Mumbai, India. He was charged with bulk cash smuggling and making false statements.

Prosecutors say Warner had $196,000 that was wrapped in newspaper. They say he also had 10 rings, four sets of earrings and other assorted jewelry.

Warner was released on a $100,000 bond. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted on both counts.

A telephone number for Warner can't be located. Warner is being represented by the federal public defender's office, which normally declines to comment on its clients.