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More Than $100K Seized After K-9 Officer At Dallas Love Field Airport Sniffs Out Bag

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — High praise for a K-9 officer at Dallas Love Field Airport after more than $100,000 was found in a passenger's luggage.

On December 2 the canine -- named 'Ballentine' -- alerted on an individual checked suitcase. It turns out the bag, that belonged to 25-year-old woman from Chicago who was on a layover at the airport, contained blankets and two large bubble envelopes filled with $106,829 in cash.

We need to get him some treats! K9 Officer Ballentine does it again! On 12/2/21, the Lovefield Interdiction Squad seized over $100,000 with the help of Ballentine. Good job Ballentine!

Posted by Dallas Police Department on Sunday, December 5, 2021

The woman who owned the bag was not arrested, but the money was seized and police say it will be subject to the civil asset forfeiture process.

K-9 Ballentine is part of the Dallas Love Field Interdiction squad, which is a unit of the Dallas Police Department's narcotics division.


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