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16 February 2024

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Arnold detained over ‘unregistered £22k watch’

Arnold detained over ‘unregistered £22k watch’

Arnold detained over ‘unregistered £22k watch’

Munich (Web Desk) Famous Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was arrested at a German airport after he allegedly failed to declare a £22,000 Audemars Piguet watch.

As per Bild, customs officials had found the watch during a luggage search and detained Schwarzenegger for three hours for not declaring it on his arrival form.

The Hollywood actor was planning on auctioning the watch in aid of his climate crisis charity in Kitzbuhel, Austria, a source said.

Goods within the EU must be declared through customs for everyone, regardless of their name, said Thomas Meister, spokesman for the Munich main customs office. He said, “The watch should have been registered as an import,” and confirmed that criminal tax proceedings were launched against Schwarzenegger.

However, he was later released after paying €35,000, including €4,000 in tax and a €5,000 penalty.

His spokesperson Daniel Ketchell stated Schwarzenegger cooperated during the search and filled out the necessary declaration form. He added that the charity event remains on track and lawyers are handling the situation.

He said, “During the search, he answered every single question the customs officer asked, so to say he didn’t declare anything is 100 percent false.”

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