Undeclared cash intercepted on passenger departing to Istanbul

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

€12,120 undeclared cash were elevated by the Customs Canine Officials and the anti money laundering team at the Malta International airport’s departure lounge, during the routine screening of passengers departing to Istanbul from the Malta Airport.

Sophie, the canine sniffer dog, was screening luggage and passengers waiting to board their flight to Istanbul when the dog made a positive indication to a particular passenger and his belongings.

When the officials approached the passenger and asked him how much cash he was carrying, he declared he was carrying roughly €8,000. Not convinced by his answer the AMLT officials escorted the passenger to the departures office and carried out a search on him and his belongings. €12,120 euros were elevated.

The passenger was fined due to the excess undeclared cash as per legislation.