By: Chiu Chun-chin and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) A man was caught trying to smuggle a large sum of
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]