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Man caught attempting to smuggle 40,000 euros in underpants

Nabbed aboard train at Swiss-Italian border

19 March, 15:30
Man caught attempting to smuggle 40,000 euros in underpants (ANSA) - Como, March 19 - A 47-year-old Vicenza man was caught with 40,000 euros hidden in his underpants by customs officials in Chiasso, at the Swiss-Italian border.

The man, who was onboard a Milan-bound train, told officials he had only 5,000 euros to declare.

However, he was searched after officers noticed suspicious behavior and the money was found in two bundles hidden in his boxer shorts.

Tax police also found another 7,770 euros hidden in a briefcase.

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