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Chinese nationals seized for money smuggling

Update: September, 04/2014 - 08:05
Tan Zheng, 45, and Liu Wei, 27, have been charged with the illegal transportation of money across state borders, according to article 154 of the Criminal Code.— Photo xaluan.com

TAY NINH (VNS) — Police in the southern province of Tay Ninh yesterday moved to prosecute two Chinese men arrested for illegally transporting Vietnamese currency into Cambodia.

Tan Zheng, 45, and Liu Wei, 27, have been charged with the illegal transportation of money across state borders, according to article 154 of the Criminal Code.

Last Friday, local police, together with customs officials and border guards, stopped a foreign car with the registration number 1954-2 at the Xa Mat border gate in Tan Bien district. The car, driven by Tan Zhen, was searched, revealing three suitcases and a box containing VND18.2 billion (US$860,000) in cash.

Zheng claimed he had been hired by Liu Wei to smuggle the money across the border, and that Wei was waiting for the money on the Cambodian side. When Zheng failed to show up, Wei crossed into Viet Nam, where he was arrested by the police. — VNS

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