Vietnamese police on Saturday captured a man for unlawfully transporting more than $86,000 in cash across the border to Cambodia for a very small fee.
Officers are keeping Nguyen Van My, 49, and Do Thi Le, 42, in criminal detention on charges of illicitly carrying foreign currencies across the border, police in Vietnam’s An Giang Province, which borders Cambodia, said on Sunday.
Police officers had seen My suspiciously moving in a field along the Vietnam-Cambodia border and thus arrested him at 8:40 am on Saturday.
|Nguyen Van My sits in a police station in An Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: Minh Phuoc|
They found that the man was shouldering a plastic bag that contained nine straps of U.S. dollars worth $86,200.
My admitted to police officers that he had been hired by Le, from An Giang’s Chau Doc City, to bring the cash to a stranger in Cambodia for a fee of VND200,000 ($9).
Le also confessed the wrongdoing at the police station.