A passenger was captured by police at an airport in Zhengzhou on on March 6 carrying some HK$1.3 million on him, making it the biggest case of foreign currency crossing the border undeclared, according to local reports.
Staff from customs said that, according to regulations, passengers should carry no more than HK$5000 cash with them, and it should be declared if they have more.
Police seized 13 bales of HK$1000 in the passenger’s luggage box, a total of HK$1.3 million. Because the passenger didn’t declare the money to customs and couldn’t provide a foreign exchange exit permit, he violated the relevant laws and regulations.
According to law, RMB belongs to restricted entry items. The carrying amount shouldn’t exceed 20,000 yuan. For dollars, pounds, HK dollars and other foreign currency, there’s no limit to the amount and how much can be carried, but passengers need to fill out declaration forms or violators will face the swift hand of the law.
The case has been handed over to the airport customs anti-smuggling department for further processing.