The Malta Independent 23 July 2019, Tuesday

Customs Department dog discovers €14,000 in undeclared cash at the airport

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 13:32 Last update: about 5 months ago

During routine operations of the Customs Canine Unit and the Customs Anti Money Laundering Team, a passenger was discovered to be carrying over €14,000 in undeclared cash. The money were in the following denominations: Euros, US Dollars, Turkish Lira and Saudi Arabian Riyal.

Officials were alerted to this haul, this morning by the reaction of Charlie, the Customs sniffer dog, as a Yemeni passenger was waiting to board his flight to Istanbul.


After being escorted to the Customs Departures office, and performing a subsequent search on the passenger and his belongings, the equivalent of 14,064euros, in the above mentioned currencies, were discovered.

The Police Anti-Money Laundering Team was informed and the passenger was placed under arrest pending investigation.



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