TAIPEI: Taiwan customs officials at Taipei’s international airport got a whiff of dirty laundry in the suitcases of two of its citizens returning home from Macau. Nope, it wasn’t underwear that hadn’t hit the laundromat: it was cold, hard cash.
Taiwan customs money laundering
TAIPEI: Funny money: customs agents in Taiwan suspected $400,000 in American dollars inside two mens’ luggage was not from their trust funds. (Image: Yao Chieh-hsiu/Taipei Times/Taoyuan International Airport/Montage by Casino.org)
Inside the luggage, the security agents discovered $400,000 in undeclared American dollar bills.
According to the Taipei Times, the two men were aged 23 and 26. They said the money didn’t belong to them, but were transporting the funds to Taiwan on behalf of someone they met while in Macau. The duo refused to identify that person.