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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Police Detain Athlete




MOSCOW -- Rotor Volgograd captain Oleg Veretennikov was detained at Sheremetyevo Airport on Tuesday after allegedly trying to smuggle $2,500 out of the country, airport police said.


Police spokeswoman Yelena Novik said Veretennikov was stopped before boarding a plane to Milan after he had violated currency regulations by declaring only $500 to customs officers.


"The money was confiscated and he eventually was allowed to leave the country," Novik said. "It was not a particularly huge amount of money. We have had much bigger sums in other cases."


The player could face criminal charges for currency offenses or a stiff fine on his return.