Man caught trying to smuggle cash out of Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/22
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) A man was caught trying to smuggle a large sum of

File photo

File photo

Taiwanese dollars out of the country at the Taoyuan International Airport on Friday.

Aviation police said the 66-year-old man, surnamed Yu (俞), was scheduled to take a plane at 2:15 p.m for Hong Kong, but was stopped at an X-ray check and discovered to have cash worth NT$10.5 million (US$313,770) hidden in a fruit gift box.

On Thursday, another man surnamed Wang (王), was also caught with around NT$1.5 million hidden in a special belt and stockings. The 41-year-old man claimed that he wanted to use the money to buy groceries in Hong Kong.     [FULL  STORY]

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