ATHENS, May 24. /TASS/. The Greek officials have seized $800,000 from a Russian national from the transit zone at Athens International Airport until the origin of the money is identified, the Russian citizen’s attorney informed TASS on Friday.
The man has declared the sum before leaving Moscow, he transported the money in a carry-on bag.
The Russian national was not detained and flew to Istanbul, his attorney said. Legal measures will be taken to return the major part of the sum. The Greek side stated that Greece would impose a fine to the tune of 25% of the figure due to the fact that the money has not been declared in Greece.