Schwarzenegger detained over luxury watch tax

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is alleged to have been detained at the German airport after forgetting a fancy watch that he planned to auction for charity.

The Hollywood star was detained at Munich airport on Wednesday for three hours.

Since the watch was intended for sale within the European Union, a possible tax evasion investigation was started.

It was mentioned that, according to EU regulations, anyone arriving with cash or certain valuable items valued at more than 10,000 pounds or euros must report them.

But Schwarzenegger was asked to fill out a declaration form, even though it was not necessary given the previously mentioned.

After overcoming several and lots of obstacles, the actor, politician, and, above all, climate change activist was finally able to pay the tax.

The 76-year-old had to wait to use a new card machine that customs officials brought when the first one broke down, and it was found that the closest bank was also closed while the other ATM withdrawal limits were too low.

The actor’s representative reportedly told German newspaper Bild that the encounter at the airport was a “total comedy full of errors, but which would make a very funny police film.”

In addition, Arnold Schwarzenegger was seen grinning and posing for pictures with a box containing the watch and a note that read, “For Austria,” according to Bild, which claimed he “took the incident calmly.”

The watch was reportedly going up for auction later on Thursday at a fundraising dinner for the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative in Kitzbuhel, Austria, which is located roughly 55 miles (89 km) from Munich.

A rare, one-of-a-kind watch featuring Arnold’s iconic pose and the words ‘Arnold Classic’ is set to be auctioned for €50,000.

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