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Chinese man stopped near Mae Sot border with 8 million baht stuffed in a bag

 

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A military checkpoint carrying out checks on the Mae Sot to Tak road in Thailand's north west stopped a Hyundai van with just one passenger.

 

In a bag among many in the back they found 8 million baht in cash, reported Thai Rath.

 

Driver Ong Muang Yajing, 32 from Chiang Mai - acting as interpreter - and passenger Lee Jia Wern,25, from China, had inconsistencies in their stories.

 

Lee said the money belonged to his boss who did business in Burma across the border from Wang Kaew district. He was on his way to Bangkok.

 

Both driver and passenger were handed over to the immigration police for further questioning and the money was confiscated.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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What right did the Police have to confiscate the money ?

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Anyone out there with an idea about the venue where the cops party will be?

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7 minutes ago, sanemax said:

What right did the Police have to confiscate the money ?

Since when do they need such "rights"?

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1 hour ago, DoctorG said:

Crossing a border with more than USD$10,000 and not declaring it opens you up to confiscation until you can prove its legitimacy.

(amount varies in different countries)

This did not happen at the border.

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1 hour ago, sanemax said:

What right did the Police have to confiscate the money ?

Did you read it ? It was not a police but a military check-point

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Only about 1.33 million yuan.  Nothing for the Chinese doing business  there  and they will keep quiet about it and the Thais no it.

A tip off for sure.

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6 hours ago, JAG said:

A lucky find or " targeted"?

 

I'm sure I am not alone in wondering what happens to this sort of "confiscated" money or seized assets? 

I'm sure that here must be a simple publicly available audit trail that explains it...

In Europe or America money that has come into the country that has not been declared now belongs to that country and the carrier could have charges against him.

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5 hours ago, marco999 said:

Did you read it ? It was not a police but a military check-point

It doesnt matter , the point still stands .

Its not illegal to carry money with you , what right do the authorities have to convasgate it ?

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12 hours ago, nev said:

Money confiscated never to be seen again 😁.

  shrinks with each new count

 

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