The Malta Independent 27 June 2019, Thursday

Customs officers seize undeclared cash from passenger travelling to Egypt

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 10:09 Last update: about 3 years ago

Customs officers stationed at the airport last night seized cash in excess of €10,000 found on a Libyan National traveling to Cairo.

During routine cash control checks at the MIA Departure lounge, Customs Officials found cash in several currencies in the hand luggage of a Libyan national waiting to board a flight to Istanbul. 

The passenger was carrying €11,300, 2,060 Egyptian Pounds, and 140 Tunisian dinars.

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The passenger, who failed to declare to Customs, stated that he wasn't aware of the law pertaining to cash control and that the cash he was carrying were to be used for traveling expenses.

European and National law obliges passengers traveling with €10,000 or more in cash, to or from any country, to submit a declaration to Customs.

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