Undeclared cash intercepted by Customs on airport passenger

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

€11,140 of undeclared cash were elevated by the anti money laundering team at the Malta International airport’s departure lounge.

In a statement issued the Malta Customs explained that one passenger was selected for a currency check. The passenger, who was en-route to Istanbul, said he had €9,000 in cash. Not convinced by his answer, the passenger was escorted to the Customs Office and following searches carried out in his luggage, a total of €11,140 were elevated.

The passenger was fined and agreed to sign an out of court settlement agreement.

Any cash or signed cheques valued €10,000 or more, are to be declared to Customs when travelling to, through and from Malta, as well as other EU countries.