The Beautiful hitmaker was departing Lamezia Terme airport in Calabria, where he had performed a show on Friday night (31Jul15), when he was stopped and questioned about his large stash of cash as he headed for the U.K., where he was due to play a set at the Kendal Calling Festival on Sunday (02Aug15).

Travellers between countries in the European Union are required to tell customs if they are carrying more than $11,000 (£6,875).

As a result, Italian authorities confiscated half of the rapper's funds under the country's anti-money laundering laws, but Snoop Dogg will likely be able to reclaim the majority of cash after paying a fine.

The customs problem occurred a week after Snoop was arrested in Sweden for suspected drug use. He subsequently accused police of racial profiling, an allegation they denied.