Arnold Schwarzenegger was detained at Munich Airport due to a valuable watch. Photo
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the star of the legendary Terminator, was detained for several hours at Munich Airport in Germany. The Los Angeles-based actor was flying to the World Climate Summit in Kitzbühel, Austria, and he was carrying a valuable watch by the Swiss brand Audemars Piguet.
Schwarzenegger brought the watch to sell at an auction before the official start of the summit, according to the German newspaper Bild, which published a photo with Arnold and two customs officers. The jewelry was made to the actor's personal order, costing about 20 thousand euros (approximately 823 thousand hryvnias).
The Audemars Piguet brand produces about 45,000 watches a year, which is quite small, despite having sales of 1.5 million euros (over 61.6 million hryvnias). Schwarzenegger planned to sell his precious jewelry of an unknown model from his private collection.
The actor took the interrogation quite calmly, but, according to Bild, the waiting time is gradually getting on his nerves. After all, Arnold was supposed to leave Munich for Kitzbühel immediately after landing, but the trip was postponed for an unknown period of time. It is still unknown whether customs will let him through with his precious watch.
Schwarzenegger was detained during customs inspection. At the time of writing, the actor had been in the customs control room at the airport for several hours. Thomas Meister, a spokesman for the main customs office in Munich, later said that a criminal case had been opened against the actor for tax evasion. It turned out that the watch had to be registered because it falls under the category of imports.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA reported that Arnold Schwarzenegger supports Ukrainians because of Russia's attack and, in addition to selling the rights to his book, also distributes the Ukrainian edition among his audience.