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Press release: Undeclared cash intercepted by Customs

During routine screening of passengers of the Anti Money laundering team at the airport's departure lounge, one passenger was selected for a currency check.

During said check the passenger, who was en-route to Istanbul, he was asked how much cash he was carrying to which he replied 9,000 euros. Not convinced by his answer, the passenger was escorted to the Customs Office and following searches carried out in the personal luggage of the passenger, a total of 11,140 euros was elevated. As per legislation the passenger was fined and agreed to sign an out of court settlement agreement.

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