It gives new meaning to the term cash flow.
Vancouver International Airport leads the country in the amount of undeclared cash being seized from incoming travellers, mostly from China, the Vancouver Sun reports.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized more than $15 million in cash at the airport, Canada's second-busiest, from April 2011 to June 2012, according to data obtained by the Sun under an Access to Information request.
By comparison, seizures at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, which has almost double the 17.5 million travellers YVR sees each year, amounted to only $6.6 million over the same period.
All money in the form of cash, traveller's cheques or bank drafts over $10,000 must be declared when travelling into or out of Canada, the Sun noted.
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