Arnold Schwarzenegger, the famous actor and former governor of California, recently faced some trouble at Munich Airport. He was detained by customs officials for more than two hours and is now facing tax proceedings for failing to declare an item he had brought with him to Germany.
According to a Munich Customs press officer, Arnold had imported a product from a non-European Union country and failed to declare it upon his arrival. In the EU, certain imported items that are meant to remain in the bloc need to be declared, and the individual bringing them is responsible for paying the necessary tax. As a result of his oversight, Arnold will now have to go through legal proceedings.
Despite the ordeal, Arnold was eventually released and allowed to continue his journey. A source close to the actor revealed that the item in question was a watch, possibly intended for auction at a charity event in Austria. The watch, a luxury timepiece from the Swiss brand Audemars Piguet, was the cause of the entire situation.
Apparently, Arnold was not asked to fill out the necessary declaration form for the watch, and despite answering all the officers’ questions honestly, he found himself in a humorous series of errors. After agreeing to pre-pay the potential taxes on the watch, he encountered issues with the credit card machine and the ATM at the bank, causing further delays.
Ultimately, Arnold was able to make the required payment with a new machine, bringing the unusual ordeal to an end. The entire incident, while inconvenient, could certainly make for an interesting anecdote from the action star’s travels.
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