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Customs seizes over €13,000 in cash from Kiev-bound traveller

The Maltese man, who was travelling to Kiev via Istanbul, was allowed to travel and will be taken to court upon his return

jeanelle_mifsud
Jeanelle Mifsud
15 August 2017, 11:07am
European law stipulates that passengers traveling with more than €10,000 in cash to or from any EU country are obliged to submit a declaration to Customs
European law stipulates that passengers traveling with more than €10,000 in cash to or from any EU country are obliged to submit a declaration to Customs
Customs officials stationed at the airport this morning seized €13,650 from a Maltese man travelling to Kiev via Istanbul.

According to the Customs Department, the man claimed the cash was “traveling money.”

European law stipulates that passengers traveling with more than €10,000 in cash to or from any EU country are obliged to submit a declaration to Customs.

The economic crimes unit was informed and the man was allowed to travel and will be taken to court upon his return, the Customs Department said.