Snoop Dog stopped at Italian airport with $422,000 in cash
Snoop Dogg had a run-in with Italian customs on Saturday, six days after he was briefly arrested in Sweden on suspicion of drug use. According to an Associated Press report, Italian financial police stopped the rapper at the Lamezia Treme airport in Calabria with $422,000 in cash, above the legal limit that can be transported across Europen Union borders undeclared.
Snoop performed a concert in Calabria on Friday night and was presumably on his way to England, where he is scheduled to hit the stage this Sunday for the Kendal Calling Festival. By law, travelers have to declare $11,000 (which amounts to about 10,000 euros) or more when traversing the European Union. Italian news agency ANSA first reported that half of Snoop’s cash was impounded, as per Italy’s anti-money laundering codes, news which was then confirmed by authorities. As the AP notes, the balance, minus any fines, is returned in instances like this.
Entertainment Weekly reached out to reps for the rapper, who would not comment on the matter at this time.
Last week, Snoop was briefly arrested after a concert outside Stockholm when officers suspected the rapper was under the influence of narcotics. He was then taken to a police station where he submitted to a urine test. A police spokesman said the process lasted several minutes, though the results were not immediately available.
Snoop documented that interaction on his Instagram account, saying, “They didn’t find s—t. No case, no nothing.” Though, he did add that “it’s better to be searched and not found with nothing than not to be searched at all.”