Vietnamese aviation authorities on Saturday fined a Chinese airline passenger for using another person’s passport to board a flight, Tuoi Tre reported.
The Central Region’s Airports Authority said Xue Bao, 30, was ordered to pay VND7.5 million (US$333) for his violation.
At 9 a.m. on Friday officers at Da Nang International Airport found the man using a passport under the name of Yang Di, a 35-year-old Chinese national, before boarding the Vietnam Airlines flight from Da Nang to Hai Phong.
He was then detained for investigation.
Xue told Vietnamese authorities he entered Vietnam by road and came to Da Nang for business purposes.
He planned to fly to Hai Phong from which he would come back to China by road via Mong Cai Border Gate in Quang Ninh Province.
Vietnamese authorities are still investigating his motive.
It is the first time Vietnamese authorities detected a foreigner using another person’s passport to board a plane, according to the report.