Police in Hai Chau District in the central city of Da Nang on Wednesday returned lost property to a Korean couple who visited the city for their honeymoon two days earlier.
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They handed over 1.8 million Korean won (US$1,590) and US$600 in cash to Lee Kyung Sooe, 30, at an event held in the presence of Le Anh, chairman of the Hai Chau District People’s Committee, at their office.
Lee told the police that what they had recovered was all the money she and her husband had brought along for their trip to Da Nang.
The police retrieved the money the Korean couple left in a car several hours after they reported the case via an employee of a city hotel on Monday.
The couple hired the car to go to a hotel on Pham Van Dong Street and then to the Novotel Hotel after arriving at Da Nang International Airport.
They got to Novotel and realized that they had left their wallet with all the money in the car.
The foreign couple immediately informed the guard of the hotel, and the man then reported the case to the police of Thach Thang Ward.
A few hours later, the police found the driver of the car and recovered the wallet.
The Hai Chau District People's Committee on Wednesday awarded VND10 million ($450) to the police in Thach Thang Ward for quickly returning the property of the foreign visitors.
According to Hai Chau District chairman Le Anh, Da Nang is a tourist city, so any problems involving tourists should be prioritized by the police.
"The police always need to be approachable and enthusiastic in helping travelers in order to promote local tourism,” Anh added.
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