Customs Malta managed to confiscate up to €190,000 in undeclared cash at the Malta International Airport. A Somali man was found carrying €10,548 in his hand luggage and an additional €155,000 in his checked-in luggage. Meanwhile, a Moroccan and Egyptian were also found to be carrying undeclared cash.
The joint effort by the Customs AMLT Section and the Customs K9 Unit continued to push against undeclared cash movement through Maltese borders. With routine inspections, the officials managed to intercept the equivalent of €165,548 in undeclared cash following an indication by K9 Sophie.
The Somali traveler was making his way to Turkey before being escorted to the departures office for further inspections. The traveller stated he was carrying 1,600 dollars but further investigation led to the discovery of over €10,000. A further €155,000 in the checked-in luggage were found after being offloaded from the flight. The total amounted to €165,548.
During the weekend of Santa Marija, canines also reacted positively to two hand luggages at the Airport. A Moroccan passenger was found to be carrying €11,055 in undeclared cash whereas an Egyptian passenger was found to be carrying €15,000 in undeclared cash.
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