In 2005 I had a bout 5500$ in cash confiscated in the Portland airport I had a receipt that I had cash a check for about 17000 as my proof , I presented it to customs but they kept the cash and let me go I was in a hurry so I left and they said they would contact me , unfortunately I had a big problem and I was sent away for 10 years in prison in a foreign country , I called the Portland agency which confiscated my money and actually got in contact with the detaining officer she remembered the cituation and was able to look up everything in her computer files but she said unfortunately it is to late and they can't do anything for me . I feel since it's less than 10.000 and I had proof , I feel that I have the right to my money back
Might be a long shot, and I have no idea if Customs as a federal agency would send them to the state, but might search the unclaimed property database to see if the state has it:
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