Arnold Schwarzenegger Detained at Munich Airport Over Unregistered Luxury Watch: Charity Auction Plans Compromised

Munich, Germany – Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger encountered an unexpected delay during his trip to a charity auction. He was detained by customs officers at Munich Airport for several hours on Wednesday. Reports indicate that Schwarzenegger was stopped due to an unregistered luxury watch he was carrying. The incident was covered by The Washington Post, CNN, and German newspaper Bild.

Schwarzenegger’s representative, Daniel Ketchell, responded to the incident, stating that none of the people on the flight, including Schwarzenegger, filled out a declaration form. Ketchell insisted that Schwarzenegger had answered all the customs officer’s questions during the search, debunking the claim that he didn’t declare anything.

According to a source familiar with the situation, Schwarzenegger was detained because he was traveling with a watch that he owns and is intending to auction off at a charity event in Austria. The source described the situation as an “incompetent shakedown” and mentioned that Schwarzenegger even had to visit a bank to withdraw cash for potential taxes on the watch.

Thomas Meister, spokesperson for the customs office, confirmed that criminal tax proceedings have been initiated as the imported watch needed to be registered. Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is preparing to host a dinner and auction for environmental protection in Kitzb├╝hel, Austria. The auction will benefit the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative, which is responsible for organizing the Austrian World Summit climate conference.

The incident at Munich Airport may have caused a small hiccup for Schwarzenegger, but it has not deterred his dedication to his philanthropic efforts. As an action star turned politician turned activist, Schwarzenegger continues to strive for a better future and the protection of the environment. His commitment to causes like environmental conservation remains steadfast despite occasional setbacks.

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