Stuttgart airport customs found two diapers with 20,000 euros
During a routine search, Stuttgart airport customs officials found at a passenger a 20,000 euro ($ 22,189) hidden in two diapers. But why did the traveler hide so much in the diapers? What actions have been taken against him?
The traveler, who arrived at Stuttgart airport, hid 20,000 euros in two unused diapers. The traveler, who came from Milan, Italy, was trying to avoid customs inspection, after he told them that he did not carry large amounts of cash, according to the German newspaper Bild.
The 32-year-old man, however, did not work when customs officers searched him to find the large amount that had been hidden in the diapers, as well as the 8,000 euros hidden elsewhere.
The man will pay a fine of 3,600 euros for not authorizing the introduction of funds from abroad, as required by the law, which requires travelers from EU countries to authorize amounts up to more than 10,000 euros.
But the traveler will not pursue because of suspicion of money laundering, after he showed beyond a reasonable doubt that he brought the money to an acquaintance, according to the website of the newspaper "Reinisch Post" German.