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NT$16.6 million seized from woman at airport

NT$16.6 million seized from woman at airport

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) A Taiwanese woman was stopped by police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Wednesday with NT$16.6 million (US$508,158) in cash concealed in her luggage, airport police said. The money was seized because it far exceeded the NT$100,000 maximum amount of cash a passenger is allowed to carry when leaving the nation. The money will be returned to the woman, identified only by her surname Chen, through due process, police said.
Chen was barred from boarding a flight to Jakarta after the stack of cash was found in her luggage during an airport security check. When questioned by the police, Chen revealed her intention to carry the money to Indonesia to purchase a house there. However, the case is still under investigation.
(By Chiu Chun-chin and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-28 16:12 GMT+08:00