Ex-keeper Kahn fined $182,500 for dodging customs

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Former Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has been fined 125,000 euros ($182,500) by a German court after failing to declare clothes and other items he had purchased in Dubai, it said on Thursday.

The 41-year-old, who played 86 times for Germany and retired in 2008, did not declare the items after returning from a trip to the United Arab Emirates.

He was caught in a customs check at Munich airport after going through the corridor for passengers with nothing to declare, the court in Landshut added.

"He had bought clothes and cufflinks worth just under 7,000 euros," said court spokesman Christoph Fellner.

The prosecution initially asked for a 350,000 euros fine.

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