Man with poor smuggling skills gets caught at customs with $70M check2/3/2013
It's unclear whether Tahmasb Mazaheri, Iran's former central bank chief, intended to spend the rest of his days as a European playboy or if he's part of a money laundering scheme. But either way, he's got some 'splainin' to do after a ginormous check was found in his carry-on bag upon arriving in Germany. The check for 300 million Venezuelan Bolivars (the large-sum traveling currency of choice for all legitimate businessmen) was issued by the Bank of Venezuela. It was found after Mazaheri failed to declare the money after getting off a flight from Turkey, and an investigation is reportedly under way. German customs agents do not like it when their rules are broken, especially with a $70 million check. [Source]
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What would have been a better place to hide that check?