Technically that is called theft, but our gov't don't like that word when they do it so they have a better more PC word... confiscate
Here is my issue with this and my issue with our future police state...
While there maybe suspecion that the money is ill gotten... That is a ASSUMPTION at best, when we allow police and state gov't or gov't in general to take and confiscate under assumption of guilt, I have to wonder why we have a COnstitution and Bill of Rights.
The money is REAL, so that is legal
If you cannot even carry a certain XXXX amount of money, why even bother using/owning money ( these pieces of fiat that the gov't print out of nowhere and force upon us as a medium of exchange )
If I was driving a super nice car, that is worth $$$$$$$$$$$$$$, in nothing but jeans and t-shirts can the police or gov't confiscate that because I don't look like someone who can own that type of property?
What about if I own a PS3 but do not have a job, does that mean I possibly stole it and it is up for confiscation
What about if I live in a nice house, but dress like a bum, does that assumption make the house a ill gotten gain because I do not look the part of a rich owner?
So why do we allow the gov't to confiscate MONEY based on apperence?
Is this what a country based on FREEDOM and INNOCENCE until proven guility do to their citizens?