Sophie the Customs canine sniffed out another errant passenger on Wednesday, catching a man who had just landed in Malta with €16,000 in undeclared cash.
The man had just landed at Malta International Airport when Customs stopped him for a search. Upon questioning, he told officers he was carrying €10,000 in cash - the legal limit for undeclared cash.
Customs officials were not convinced, and with the help of Sophie found that he was carrying €16,000.
The man agreed to forfeit the excess cash, as part of an out-of-court settlement permissable by law.
Sophie has helped Customs detect thousands in undeclared cash this year and just six months in, 2019 is already a record-breaking year for undeclared cash seizures by Customs.
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