By: Chiu Chun-chin and Lilian Wu
Taipei, April 4 (CNA) A Thai man trying to smuggle NT$2.4 million (US$74,220) out of
Taiwan was intercepted at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, aviation police reported Monday night.
Police said the man was scheduled to take a Thai Airways flight to Bangkok departing at 8:05 p.m. but was found to be carrying the cash in his luggage in NT$1,000 bills.
The Thai national, who claimed he wanted to carry the money out of Taiwan to shop and had no bad intentions, missed his flight because of the long time it took to count the money, which was later returned to him. [FULL STORY]