5 passengers found arriving with $620,000 at Hanoi airport

By Hoang Phong   June 15, 2023 | 07:39 pm PT
5 passengers found arriving with $620,000 at Hanoi airport
Passengers wait for immigration checks at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Customs officers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi have intercepted five passengers flying in from Poland with illegal foreign currency worth an equivalent of US$620,000.

When they passed through security checks on June 13, officers found $352,000 and EUR245,900 ($269,000) hidden in their luggage, Cong An Nhan Dan newspaper reported.

They are investigating.

According to the police, the five arrived on two different flights from Poland that transited in Doha.

People carrying more than $5,000 into or out of Vietnam have to declare it to customs. Failure to do so is a crime that carries a maximum of 10 years' imprisonment.

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