German customs stopped a man with a $70 million check, according to a Feb. 2 Yahoo News Canada report. The man with the incredible check was Iran's former central bank chief, Tahmasb Mazaheri.
German customs stopped a 59-year-old man with a check issued from Bank of Venezuela for 300 million Venezuelan Bolivars, which is $70 million. They found the check in Tahmasb Mazaheri's luggage when he arrived in the airport from Turkey.
Officials believe that the man with the $70 million check may have been attempting to launder money, and the incident is still under investigation.
He also faces a huge fine for not declaring the huge check. Tahmasb Mazaheri lied and told Turkish officials he was carrying less than $13,644, which is the amount that must be declared. It is possible that he could end up facing more than a fine if for former Iran central bank chief is involved in some type of money laundering activity.