Press Release: 35,000 euros in undeclared cash discovered by Customs

In an unprecedented year for the Customs Department, the newly formed Anti-Money Laundering Team has once again seized undeclared cash at the Malta International Airport.
During routine searches targeting high risk flights, Customs Officials from the Anti-Money Laundering Team stopped a Georgian national, leaving to Istanbul, for a cash control. Upon asking some questions, the passenger was asked to follow the officials to the Customs office. Subsequently the passenger’s belongings were thoroughly searches and 35,000 euros in several denominations and currencies were elevated.
25,000 euros were seized pending investigation, whilst the passenger was placed under arrest by the Police Anti-Money Laundering Section.

Last year was a historical year for Customs not only in its results in their Anti-Money Laundering operations, but also in their narcotics seizures.