What are your thoughts on custom seizures?

The article doesn't cover the other side of the story which is not unusual for WaPo, but the lady seems to have been screwed. Admittedly she did not fill out the declaration so they were correct in detaining her temporarily, but she should be able to get her money back without waiting over 6 months. I don't know what it is like in Nigeria, but there has got to be a better way of getting money there than carrying cash. Sounds very unsafe to me. JMHO