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Snoop Dogg stopped by Italian authorities for carrying $422,000 in cash

Not declaring at customs was the case, as Snoop Dogg was detained by Italian authorities over the weekend upon arriving in the country to play a concert in Calabria. Italian “financial police” had their minds on Snoop’s money and his money on their minds, as he arrived in the country carrying $422,000 in undeclared cash (travelers to the EU are required to declare amounts over €10,000).

Snoop was not jailed, and played the concert as scheduled, but Italian authorities impounded half of the money in accordance with a money-laundering statute. (According to law, they will return the money, minus any fines levied.) This is only the latest in Snoop’s ongoing legal battle with the Old World: He was stopped in Sweden in 2007 by authorities who suspected Snoop Dogg of using drugs, after an exhaustive police investigation turned up something that everyone knows about Snoop Dogg.

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As to why Snoop was carrying nearly half a million dollars in cash into a foreign country, we can only speculate. But when you’re in Italy with a serious case of the munchies, nothing hits the spot like $400,000 worth of cannoli.

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