USD one million in shoe boxes seized in Kyiv airport

09:20, 25 October 2016
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A solid amount of money was seized by Ukrainian customs service at Zhuliany airport as an Italian citizen was trying to leave Ukraine with several kilos of cash, Ukraine Today reported Monday.


Border guards became suspicious after x-raying a passenger's baggage. A woman, who said she had a diplomatic passport, refused to show her bags and insisted she carried notepads for a diplomatic mission, according to Ukraine Today.

State fiscal service established that the woman was not a diplomat. She works at one of the most expensive shops in the city, is situated in a 5-story downtown mansion. 

Read alsoUkrainian anticorruption activists dare 'sissy pants' officials to declare assets - RFE/RLThe authorities seized the money and started an investigation.

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