Vietnam convicts South Korean of illegal currency trafficking

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A court in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Monday handed down a three-month sentence to a South Korean national for illegally transporting foreign currency from Cambodia to Vietnam.


Kim Un Sik, 46, was released after the trial as he had already been detained for three months.


The Tay Ninh Province People's Court also confiscated the money seized from Kim.


According to the indictment, on February 4, Kim and a South Korean friend known only as Lim left Ho Chi Minh City for the Moc Bai International Border Gate to enter Cambodia.


The following day, Kim received Chinese and South Korean currency worth US$4,000 from Lim at the Bavet Casino in Cambodia. He then returned to Vietnam via xe om (motorbike taxi).


As he went through a hamlet in Tay Ninh Province's Ben Cau District, he was stopped by local police who seized from him $6,348; 304,000 in South Korean won ($278); and 1,764 Chinese yuan ($286).

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