JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Chinese man caught rummaging through passenger’s baggage on Vietnam plane

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 16:59 GMT+7

A Chinese man aboard a Vietnamese flight has been detained for rummaging through the luggage of another passenger.

Li Jun, a 51-year-old Chinese passenger on board flight VN287 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi of national carrier Vietnam Airlines, was arrested at 10:25 am on Tuesday after being caught red-handed searching through the cabin baggage of another flyer.

After boarding the plane, Li started wandering around before pulling out a suitcase in the overhead locker and rummage through it.

Some passengers noticed the action and reported it to the cabin crew, resulting in Captain Bui Xuan Hung keeping operators of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City informed of the incident.

The Chinese passenger was later apprehended by airport security guards for investigation and denied services provided by Vietnam Airlines.

According to a leader of the Southern Airports Authority, the foreigner would only be charged for rummaging through the suitcase as he had not stolen anything from the baggage.

The situation is not unprecedented as a Chinese man named Zhang Hui was previously caught looking through the baggage of another passenger on flight VN 166 from the central city of Da Nang to Hanoi on Sunday last week.

Earlier on November 1, Dong Jiayin, a 36-year-old Chinese national, was discovered stealing from another passenger during their Vietnam Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City.

Dong was expelled from the Southeast Asian country by competent agencies at Tan Son Nhat the following day.

Read more

Cloud-hunting in northwestern Vietnam

A group of Vietnamese backpackers set out to conquer the most beautiful cloudy landscapes in Son La Province, in the northwest of Vietnam.

2 years ago

The ‘Say cheese!’ culture of Vietnam

Girls, super close-ups with eyes the size of motorbike wheels are not cool, ‘duck fingers’ under your chin is not going to make you stand out from the crowd

6 years ago



Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news