Snoop Dogg Stopped By Customs In Italy For Carrying $422,000 In Undeclared Cash
Snoop Dogg was stopped by customs in Italy on Saturday for carrying $422,000 in undeclared cash.
The rapper was at the Lamezia Terme airport in Calabria to travel to England. He had performed in Calabria Friday night, and is slated to take the stage at the Kendal Calling Festival on Sunday. But as he attempted to make his way through airport security, he was stopped for possessing way more money than can be legally transported between European Union countries without the cash being declared.
Anything more than $11,000 is required to be declared, and Snoop Dogg significantly exceeded that. Consequently, officials confiscated half of the $422,000, an impounding that was based on Italy’s anti-money laundering laws. It’s unclear what amount will be returned to him.
The incident comes one week after Snoop Dogg was arrested in Sweden. As Gossip Cop reported, the music star was taken into custody for suspected drug use. And while he maintained that he tested negative, officials said results actually weren’t in yet.
After the incident, Snoop Dogg took to Instagram to allege he was racially profiled, something Swedish police denied. He has not yet specifically commented on this new run-in, but did post the above photo with the caption “Customs!!” and a plane emoji. Gossip Cop will have updates.