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Spanish tourists thank Vietnamese police for recovering lost assets

Spanish tourists thank Vietnamese police for recovering lost assets

Tuesday, April 02, 2024, 18:03 GMT+7
Spanish tourists thank Vietnamese police for recovering lost assets
Two Spanish tourists happily receive their lost handbag from a police officer in Phong Nha Town, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, north-central Vietnam. Photo: The Anh

Two Spanish tourists sent a thank-you letter to police in Quang Binh Province, north-central Vietnam for helping them recover the handbag they had accidentally dropped while traveling.

In the letter, Cristobal and Maria expressed their sincere thanks to police officers in Phong Nha Town, Bo Trach District for their timely and effective assistance, local police said on Tuesday. 

The way the police officers treated them and helped them get back their lost assets was amazing, the travelers wrote.

Thanks to their help, they could fully enjoy their trip to the town, Dai Bieu Nhan Dan (People’s Deputies) online newspaper reported, citing the letter.

On March 30, during a tour of the Phong Nha - Ke Bang tourist area, the Spaniards dropped a small handbag containing VND10 million (US$403), personal papers, and some implements.

The two foreigners reported their loss to the Phong Nha Town police at 5:30 pm on the same day.

Through social media channels, the police promptly disseminated information about the lost handbag, along with relevant details, to all pertinent tourism and accommodation establishments in the town, urging them to assist in locating the missing item.

More than one hour later, the lost handbag was found in the Phong Nha Botanic Garden, a destination in the Phong Nha - Ke Bang tourist area.      

At 7:00 pm on the same day, the town police handed the handbag with everything inside back to the Spanish tourists.

“Giving as much support to tourists as possible in any situation is the responsibility of not only the local police but also all people in Phong Nha,” said The Anh, chief of police of Phong Nha Town.

During the first quarter of this year, numerous employees, boat drivers, and photographers at tourist destinations in Phong Nha Town demonstrated integrity by returning various valuable lost items, including handbags, cellphones, cash, personal papers, and more.

Last year, there were 98 cases of boat drivers and staff in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang tourist area finding and returning lost items to travelers.

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Vinh Tho - Quoc Nam / Tuoi Tre News

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