A sanitation worker at Can Tho International Airport in the namesake city, located in Vietnam's Mekong Delta region, gave a diamond worth VND550 million (US$22,650) back to its owner, an airport representative said on Tuesday.
The airport management board held a ceremony to return the precious stone to a female passenger who was on board flight VN1207 departing from Hanoi for the Mekong Delta city on Friday last week, according to the representative.
While working at the airport, Vo Thi Thuy Dung, a sanitation employee, collected a diamond that she found on a jetway on Saturday last week.
She quickly handed over the diamond to workers at the airport’s lost and found desk.
After checking and reviewing information about passengers, employees at the desk identified the rightful owner.
The female passenger previously reported her loss to the lost and found desk.
She said that she had dropped an 8.85-millimeter diamond in the airport, asking for help to find it.