Ex-French ambassador under investigation after found with thousands in cash

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Diplomat-turned-businessman Boris Boillon, who close to Nicolas Sarkozy, was reportedly stopped at Paris train station with 350,000 euros on him.

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A court source confirmed yesterday that Boris Boillon, a diplomat-turned-businessman close to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, was reportedly heading to Brussels with 350,000 euros and 40,000 dollars in cash, reports RFI.

Boillon was travelling with no identity papers or a phone, but he did have three bank cards and envelopes stuffed with cash.

A little known fact is that it is illegal to carry sums greater that 10,000 euros between European Union member states without making a declaration.

Read more of this report from RFI.

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