Peter, the Customs dog, catches passenger carrying more than €26,000 in cash
Peter, the Customs dog, caught a passenger who was carrying more than €26,000 in cash. Early this morning, Customs found the sum of money following searches which were being made in the departures lounge at the Malta International Airport before a flight to Tunis, by the Anti-money laundering squad and the Customs canine section.
While they were searching the passengers, Peter the dog indicated that a certain passenger had an amount of cash on him. On his part, the Libyan man said that he only had €9,000. However, after a search was carried out,€11,000 was found in his suitcase while another €15,000 were found hidden in his underwear.
The Police were informed and the passenger was arrested and is expected to be arraigned in Court later today.
Customs has reminded passengers that they are not allowed to travel with more than €10,000 in cash on their person.
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