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Arnold Schwarzenegger sells undeclared watch for 270,000 euros at climate auction

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold the wristwatch that forced him to be detained this Wednesday at Munich airport for 270,000 euros after a dinner in Austria for his charity, the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative.

The event, which has raised 1.31 million euros in total, was attended by the United States climate envoy, John Kerry, along with many other visionaries of climate action, and during its course unique pieces of art and jewelry were also auctioned. , as reported by CNN.

“In the midst of the ongoing fight against pollution, I am also a witness to the progress that has been made. We have come a long way. Today, many people are here to be part of the solution,” Schwarzenegger said during dinner and extended his “gratitude to all those who have joined (his) fight against pollution.”

The actor faces criminal prosecution for failing to declare the Audemars Piguet watch to customs officials in the city of Munich after getting off a flight from Los Angeles last Wednesday. “You did not declare any product. A product that was imported from non-EU countries to remain in the EU. And this process applies to all,” said the airport’s press officer, Thomas Meister.

Meister added that the former California governor and ‘Terminator’ star was released and continued traveling after being held for more than two hours. The actor agreed to prepay potential taxes during the service, but agents couldn’t get a credit card machine to work for an hour until they gave up and took him to a bank and asked him to withdraw cash from an ATM. automatic to pay.

The ATM they took him to had a limit too low and the bank was closed. When he returned, a new officer brought a new credit card machine that worked.

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