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Vietnamese man detained for trafficking over $500,000 in cash to Cambodia

Vietnamese man detained for trafficking over $500,000 in cash to Cambodia

Friday, June 14, 2024, 13:31 GMT+7
Vietnamese man detained for trafficking over $500,000 in cash to Cambodia
La Van Thuan (R), a resident of An Giang Province in southern Vietnam, is in temporary custody for transporting over US$500,000 to Cambodia. Photo: Minh Phuoc / Tuoi Tre

Police in An Giang Province, southern Vietnam announced on Thursday that they had arrested a local man on Wednesday for trafficking over US$500,000 in cash to Cambodia. 

The detained man was La Van Thuan, a 52-year-old resident of Khanh An Commune in An Phu District.

According to investigators, at about 4:00 am on Wednesday, they received a report from residents in An Phu that an individual was planning to illegally transport foreign banknotes to Cambodia.

Police officers caught Thuan with the cash on his motorbike.

The total sum was $530,150.

At the police station, Thuan claimed to have been hired by another man to carry the money to Cambodia, give it to an unknown individual, and then receive pay for the job.

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Thanh Ha - Minh Phuoc - Chi Hanh / Tuoi Tre News

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