He definitely won't be back.
Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was detained at Munich airport over the weekend for an extremely expensive watch he failed to declare at customs during his trip.
The watch was scheduled to be auctioned off at a charity event in Kitzbühel, Austria, on Thursday, but the Terminator performance was delayed by three hours. He said he was not given proper forms before entering to declare his ownership.
According to reports, Schwarzenegger agreed to prepay more than $10,000 in taxes on the watch, but was forced to withdraw money from an ATM because customs couldn't process his credit card, and his withdrawal limit was exceeded. It is said that it has reached .
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Authorities then tried to take the 76-year-old man to a bank, but the bank turned out to be closed, so another officer brought in a new credit card machine, which eventually worked. .
No, this wasn't the plot of Schwarzenegger's new movie.
“He was supportive every step of the way, even though it was an incompetent cop-out and a comedy full of mistakes that would have been a very funny police movie,” said an anonymous source. people.
Mr. Schwarzenegger's nonprofit organization, the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative, will properly report the watch when it goes up for auction at Schwarzenegger's Environmental Dinner and Auction on Thursday. It's planned.
Meanwhile, Munich Central Customs announced that it had opened criminal proceedings on suspicion of tax evasion because the actor did not claim the goods at customs. TMZ.
According to the German customs website, travelers must “declare funds of 10,000 euros or more,” but there is an exemption if personal property brought by the passenger is considered personal property.
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However, the law stipulates that “special procedures may be required for valuables such as jewelry and expensive digital cameras.''
Still, the actor seems to be in high spirits.
A representative for Schwarzenegger said: “Everything is going well and we look forward to making the charity event a huge success.” people.