Arnold Schwarzenegger reacted to the incident at Munich airport and the 35 thousand euro fine with a strange photo with a pig
The American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was fined 35 thousand euros (approximately one and a half million hryvnias) after being detained at the Munich airport. The star was interrogated "in accordance with tax laws" because of an unregistered expensive watch that he was going to sell at an auction on the occasion of the World Climate Summit in the Austrian city of Kitzbühel.
The celebrity was informed that he had to pay half of the fine in cash. To do this, Schwarzenegger went to the bank, accompanied by an officer, writes the German newspaper Bild. However, he did not comment on the situation on his Instagram page, posting a strange photo with a pig.
The actor waited for more than three hours before being released. The customs officer insisted on confiscating an expensive item of a luxury Swiss brand worth 20 thousand euros (about 823 thousand hryvnias).
Thomas Meister, a spokesman for Munich's General Customs Office, said that tax should have been paid on the watch because Schwarzenegger intended to sell it in the European Union. "If goods stay in the EU, they need to be declared at customs. This applies to everyone, regardless of whether their name is Schwarzenegger or Mueller, Mayer, Huber," a customs official told the German newspaper SZ.
Shortly after the news of the Terminator star's detention began to spread in the media, Schwarzenegger himself posted a strange photo with his pet on Instagram. In it, the actor shares a cookie with a pig, and the caption reads: "Schnellie loves her cookies and I love my Schnellie."
In addition, the celebrity posted a link to his free workout program "for all ages and levels" on Insta-stories. Schwarzenegger did not comment on the incident.