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Snoop Dogg has his cash seized
01 Aug 2015 21:09
Rap star Snoop Dogg was detained by police in Italy after he was found to be carrying $422,000 (€384,000) in cash.
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The 43-year-old singer was stopped at an airport in Calabria, southern Italy, following a recent concert. He is scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Kendal Calling Festival in England.
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Travellers passing through airports in the European Union must declare sums of cash that are over €10,000.
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Snoop Dogg was stopped as he prepared to board a private plane and Italian police seized his cash. According to his lawyer, Andrea Parisi, Snoop will have to pay a fine over the incident.
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“We clarified everything from a legal point of view,” Parisi told Reuters.
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“The money came from concerts he had performed around Europe. There was no crime; it was just an administrative infraction.”
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The rapper was said to have been given half of his money back while the rest was being held by Italian authorities until the amount of the fine was determined.
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The airport incident comes barely a week after the Drop It Like It's Hot singer was briefly arrested by police in Sweden on suspicion of using illegal drugs.
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