Arnold Charged $37,000 For Not Declaring Watch At German Airport

Former Hollywood actor and governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger was held at the Munich airport in Germany for his watch.

The customs authorities said Mr. Schwarzenegger didn’t declare a €26,000 (£22,000) Audemars Piguet watch, which Terminator star was planning to sell at an auction.

Schwarzenegger Held For Three Hours

According to local media reports, Schwarzenegger was taken aside and held for three hours.

The officials found the luxurious watch, which the actor failed to declare upon his arrival at the customs form.

“We have initiated criminal tax proceedings. The watch should have been registered because it is an import.”, the Munich customs office said.

Schwarzenegger Charged $37,000

Airport customs officials charged Schwarzenegger around $37,000, including a €5,000 penalty and €4,000 in tax, the German news agency tabloid Bild said.

Customs officials are said to have accompanied Schwarzenegger to a bank to withdraw cash, before he was allowed to continue his journey.

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