Security officers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi checked surveillance camera footage and detected a Vietnamese man taking a wallet and another picking up a watch dropped by other passengers at the airport before boarding flights to the south.
At 10:00 am on Monday, J.V.R., 31, of Indian nationality, reported to the Noi Bai Aviation Security Center that he lost a wallet containing his identity papers and cash totaling VND1.45 million (US$59.4) at the T1 domestic passenger terminal while completing procedures for his flight to Phu Quoc Island off southern Kien Giang Province.
Security personnel at Noi Bai International Airport checked the camera footage and found a man holding the wallet preparing to board a flight from Noi Bai to Can Tho City in southern Vietnam the same day.
At Can Tho Airport, the man, who is Ha Van T., 53, residing in Dien Bien Province in northwest Vietnam, was detained.
T. admitted to taking the wallet of the Indian passenger.
The security force at Can Tho Airport later handed over T. to the Southern Airports Authority for handling in line with the law.
Also on Monday, the Noi Bai Aviation Security Center received news that a passenger lost a watch at the security scanning area.
The center later found that a man who traveled on a flight from Noi Bai to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City picked up the watch.
The man was determined as Nguyen Truong Th., 33.
After reaching Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Th. contacted the airport’s security personnel to return the watch.