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Customs Malta intercepts €36,014 in undeclared cash at the MIA

A Russian passenger was found to be carrying €36,014 in undeclared cash at the MIA departures lounge.

The passenger, who was en-route to Moscow via Istanbul, was stopped by Customs officials during a routine currency check.

The man was referred to the Police and arraigned in court today and was fined €14,357.70 after pleading guilty.

€10,000 of the total sum were returned to the passenger with the rest being placed in a safety depository for further investigation.