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Person arrested transporting currency via border trails

08:56 | 15/02/2020

VCN – A case of transporting currency illegally via border trails was detected and handled by competent forces at Vinh Xuong International Border Gate – An Giang.

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Le Van Chia and money

On February 6, the special mission unit of the Anti-Drug and Criminal Prevention Division, An Giang Border Defense force, coordinated with Vinh Xuong International Border Station, Vinh Xuong Customs Branch to patrol and control the trail area about 100 meters from Vinh Xuong international border gate. The competent force pursued Le Van Chia (born in 1972, lives in hamlet 1, Vinh Xuong commune, Tan Chau town, An Giang province) who was driving a motorbike from Cambodia to Vietnam.

After conducting an inspection, the working force searched the bag carried by Chia and found cash totaling VND 112 million, 1,924,600 Riel (Cambodian currency) and $1,750.

Initially, the suspect claimed that the foreign currencies were collected from a Cambodian casino and brought to Vietnam. However, he did not go through the main border gate and did not carry out customs declaration procedures as prescribed.

The working group made a record, issued a decision to detain Chia and the money and brought them to Vinh Xuong Border Station in order to continue the investigation and handling.

By Lê Thu/Thanh Thuy