VCN – In the morning of 6/3, through the discussion with a Customs News reporter, leader of Mong Cai Customs Branch – Quang Ninh Customs Department, confirmed that the unit has already issued a prosecution decision and transferred dossiers to the Police agency for further investigation concerning the case of illegally transporting money across the border.
|All the amount of money including 322 million VND and 2,500 Chinese Yuan that was transported illegally across border.|
According to the information from Mong Cai Customs Branch, at 1:30 PM on 3/3, during the process of checking a passenger’s luggage at the entry border gate of Mong Cai International Border Gate, a Customs officer of Entry luggage customs procedure team II (Mong Cai Customs Branch) discovered Mrs. Le Thi Tham (was born in 1982, lived in Xuan Phu, Tho Xuan, Thanh Hoa) skipped customs declaration procedure and put luggage directly onto a scanner.
Through scanning, the Customs officer detected Tham’s luggage had suspicious signs of containing money and foreign currency without a declaration when entering Vietnam. After conducting a physical inspection, Customs force discovered inside Le Thi Tham’s baggage that it contained lots of Vietnam Dong and Chinese Yuan
Mrs. Tham claimed that the above money was real, and she transported it from China to Vietnam without doing a Customs declaration. The total amount of money includes; 322 million VND and 2,500 Chinese Yuan.
After completing a case dossier, Mong Cai Customs Branch issued a decision for prosecution for the criminal case of transporting currency illegally cross border under Article 189 of the Penal Code; transferring the case (dossier, evidences and the offender) to the Investigation agency, Mong Cai City Police, for further investigation.
By Quang Hùng/Thanh Thuy