Criminal shopping: USD one million in shoe boxes seized in Kyiv airport

17:29 Oct. 24, 2016

USD one million in shoe boxes seized in Kyiv airport

Seized money (Source:

An Italian citizen tried to leave the country with several kilograms of cash

A solid amount of money was seized by Ukrainian customs service at Zhuliany airport. 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. 

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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. 


Authorities seized the money and started the investigation. 

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