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Snoop Dogg Stopped In Italian Airport With $422,000 In Cash, A week After Being Arrested In Sweden

Snoop Dogg Stopped In Italian Airport With 422 000 In Cash A week After Being Arrested In Sweden
Italian police stopped Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane.

The 43-year-old rapper - real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. - was heading to England with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer.

In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is 10,000 euros, which is $10,986.00 American dollars.

Snoop, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album Bush earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

'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,' Parisi told Reuters on Saturday.

Half of the cash was given back to Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, while the other half is being held by Italian authorities until the amount of the fine is determined, according to his lawyer.

This is the second run-in with the law for the rapper as he was arrested in Sweden last Saturday night after being pulled over by police.

Under suspicion of driving under the influence, the rapper was detained in Uppsala, a city outside of Stockholm, according to TMZ. He was in the country for a performance.

The Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker took to Instagram claiming that 'I ain’t did nothing' and stating that after this incident, he will not be returning to Sweden. He also called the arrest 'racial profiling.'

'Police carrying out roadside controls noticed that Snoop Dogg [whose car was pulled over] seemed to be under the influence of narcotics,' Daniel Nilsson, a police spokesman for the Uppsala region, told The Guardian.

'He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test.'

Videos posted to the rapper's Instagram account document the entire incident.

The five videos range from Snoop and his entourage arguing with an officer to Snoop in the back of a police cruiser to the Snoop recapping his arrest.

Despite the wide scope of the videos, one common theme prevails throughout: Snoop Dogg is not returning to Sweden.

With blue lights flashing in the background, one video shows Snoop in the back of a cop car expressing his anger about the situation.

'[They] pulled us over for nothing,' Snoop says, clearly flustered.

'[They're] taking us to the police station where I gotta pee in a cup for nothing. I ain't did nothing!

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'All I did was came to this country and did a concert,' Snoop continues, 'and now I gotta go to the police station...for nothing!'

Post-detainment, Snoop posted another video letting his fans know that he was all right.

Source: dailymail

Date Posted: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 , Total Page Views: 887

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