Customs on Monday fined a man caught carrying €450 more than the legal limit for undeclared cash.

The man was headed to Sudan through Istanbul when anti-money laundering officials escorted him to the Customs offices for an inspection.

Not convinced by his declaration, the officials offloaded his checked-in luggage and found hidden cash.

The officials found a total of €10,450 in cash, even though the Eritrean passenger had said he was not carrying more than €8,000.
 
He was fined on the spot and allowed to travel.

Since January the Customs' Anti-Money Laundering Team detected 17 instances of undeclared cash, totaling €263,397.

Investigation about a separate case to detect criminal activities, including money laundering and terror financing, is on-going.

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