Thursday, April 25, 2024

Arnold Schwarzenegger held at Munich airport over unregistered luxury watch


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Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn’t believe that he ended up being detained at Munich airport upon his arrival to Germany. He had been held for three hours after failing to declare his luxury watch, and he was left baffled by the debacle.
“This is the problem that Germany is suffering from,” the 76-year-old told German newspaper Bild. “You can no longer see the forest for the trees.”
The actor, who travelled from the US, was detained on January 17, after trying to take an “unregistered” watch from Swiss luxury brand Audemars Piguet through customs.
According to reports, he would auction the timepiece during a fundraising dinner at his World Climate Summit in Kitzbuhel, Austria, on Thursday, reports
Of the ordeal, Thomas Meister, a Munich Customs press officer, told CNN: “He did not declare a product. A product that was imported from non-EU countries in order to remain in the EU.” Thomas added: “And this process applies to everyone.”
While he was unpleased by the detention, Arnold reportedly managed to be cooperative. “He cooperated at every step even though it was an incompetent shakedown, a total comedy of errors that would make a very funny cop movie,” a source said. (IANS)


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