Feds: Pilot tried to smuggle in nearly $200,000 in cash

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 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.

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