Snoop Dogg has been touring Europe behind his latest album, Bush. While his international fans have no doubt given him a warm welcome, overseas police authorities haven’t been as kind.
Now, this past Saturday, airport security in southern Italy went ahead and seized half of the “Gin and Juice” rapper’s $422,000 cash during a routine search. The Calabria authorities claimed that any amount beyond $11,000 must be declared while traveling through the European Union because of money laundering laws. (Really, don’t they know what that money’s going towards?)
It’s believed the money will eventually be returned in full, with a fine deduction, according to Snoop’s lawyer, Andrea Parisi: “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.”
(Via BBC News)