|Mùa Bá Chò, 30, was arrested on Thursday in Kỳ Sơn District, Nghệ An Province for attempting to smuggle VNĐ2 billion cross-border to Laos. — Photo courtesy of Nậm Cắn border force|Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — A man was arrested in central Nghệ An Province on Thursday while attempting to smuggle VNĐ2 billion (US$88,800) to Laos.
During border patrol, Nậm Cắn’s border forces found Mùa Bá Chò, a 30-year- old local, on a trail in Nậm Cắn Commune, Kỳ Sơn District, carrying a suspiciously large bag on his shoulder.
On inspection, it was found that the bag contained more than VNĐ2 billion in cash, in two kinds of denominations: VNĐ200,000 and VNĐ500,000.
Chò admitted he was hired by an unknown Lao national to deliver the cash across the border.
He was promised VNĐ2 million in return.
Kỳ Sơn District police are investigating the case. — VNS