Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

August 1, 2015

Italian police stopped Snoop Dogg on Friday (July 31) as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the rapper.

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In the European Union, the max of undeclared cash you can board a plane with is 10,000 euros (roughly $11,000 USD). Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album “Bush” earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

“We clarified everything from a legal point of view. The money came from concerts he had performed around Europe. There was no crime; it was just an administrative infraction,” Parisi said.

Half of the cash was given back to Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, while the other half is being held by Italian authorities until the amount of the fine is determined, Parisi said.