Italian Police Seize $205,000 from Snoop Dogg at Airport In Calabria, upon finding $422,820 in U.S. cash during a normal check
Snoop Dogg just can’t seem to catch a break lately. The rapper, who was arrested on suspicion of illegal drug use in Sweden last week, found himself in the middle of another dilemma while leaving Italy on Saturday.
A police source told CNN the rapper was found with $422,820 in U.S. cash during a normal check at Lamezia Terme, an airport in Calabria. However, passengers traveling through Italy are only legally allowed to carry 10,000 euros ($11,010) without declaring it.
When they found the money, Italian Finance Police seized $205,933, according to the source who spoke to CNN.
The cash was seized under Italian anti-money laundering codes, and should eventually be returned minus the cost of any fines, according to the Telegraph.
The 43-year-old, who was in Italy for a performance in Montepaone, told police the excess cash was to pay his band for concerts in Italy and elsewhere, CNN reported.
“We clarified everything from a legal point of view,” Snoop’s lawyer, Andrea Parisi, said in a statement. “The money came from concerts he had performed around Europe. There was no crime; it was just an administrative infraction.”
The “So Many Pros” rapper is currently performing across the EU and is slated to stop in England next for the Kendal Calling festival.
Source: Huffington Post