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Italian Police Seize $205,000 From Snoop Dogg At Airport In Calabria

He told the police the money was to pay his band for concerts in Italy and elsewhere.

Snoop Dogg just can't seem to catch a break lately. 

The rapper, who was arrested on suspicion of illegal drug use in Sweden last week, found himself in the middle of another dilemma while leaving Italy on Saturday. 

A police source told CNN the rapper was found with $422,820 in U.S. cash during a normal check at Lamezia Terme, an airport in Calabria. However, passengers traveling through Italy are only legally allowed to carry 10,000 euros ($11,010) without declaring it. 

When they found the money, Italian Finance Police seized $205,933, according to the source who spoke to CNN. 

The cash was seized under Italian anti-money laundering codes, and should eventually be returned minus the cost of any fines, according to the Telegraph.

The 43-year-old, who was in Italy for a performance in Montepaone, told police the excess cash was to pay his band for concerts in Italy and elsewhere, CNN reported. 

"We clarified everything from a legal point of view," Snoop's lawyer, Andrea Parisi, said in a statement. "The money came from concerts he had performed around Europe. There was no crime; it was just an administrative infraction."

The "So Many Pros" rapper is currently performing across the EU and is slated to stop in England next for the Kendal Calling festival.

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