22 February 2019

Cash-strapped HK man caught smuggling US$580,000, SCMP says

Police arrested a Hong Kong man after he was caught trying to smuggle US$580,000 across the border into Shenzhen, with stacks of cash strapped to his body, the South China Morning Post reported Friday.

The man was detained by border police at the Sha Tau Kok customs at around midnight following a brief chase after he tried to flee when police asked him to open his luggage for inspection, the newspaper said.

Thick piles of US$100 bills were found inside his bag, attached to his lower legs and wrapped around his waist, the report said.

Under Chinese law, travelers are only allowed to carry up to US$5,000 worth of foreign currency when entering the mainland without having to declare it, it added.

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