A man from Newfoundland and Labrador found himself in trouble with authorities when he tried to cross the border from Maine with a large quantity of cash.

On May 1, the Canada Border Services Agency seized more than $82,000 at the border crossing in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

Agency officers discovered the money inside the centre arm rest during a secondary examination of the man's truck.

The suspect was arrested and the matter was then turned over to the RCMP.

Police said while the accused is scheduled to make an appearance in court at a later date, he has not yet been charged, as the investigation is ongoing. 

Under Canadian law, people entering the country have to declare if they are carrying more than $10,000.