A service dog working in the customs service of the Athens Airport thwarted an attempt by a Greek sailor to smuggle 30,000 euros into Greece illegally. It is noteworthy that the sailor hid the money in tobacco products.
As reported on Wednesday by the AMNA news agency, the sailor arrived on a flight from Dubai. Cash in banknotes of 50 and 100 euros and 500 US dollars was hidden in packs of cigarettes, as well as in packs of smoking tobacco.
His plans were thwarted by Bart, a specially trained sniffer dog at the Independent State Tax Administration’s customs service canine service, who rebutted the phrase “money doesn’t smell” and discovered the hidden money.
The amount of money was confiscated.
Earlier, a customs official said: “All currencies smell differently depending on the printing ink and paper.” Bert “specializes” in euros, dollars and British pounds and even the smell of tobacco could not stop him.
Travelers arriving directly in Greece from a non-EU country must declare amounts in excess of € 10,000 to customs. Otherwise, this amount will be confiscated.