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Asian man caught in airport trying to smuggle $100,000 out of Tonga

Asian man caught in airport trying to smuggle $100,000 out of Tonga
Asian man caught in airport trying to smuggle $100,000 out of Tonga
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A 54-year-old man of Asian origin was arrested by police at Tonga’s Fua’amotu International Airport after attempting to smuggle $100,000 out of Tonga in different currencies.

Police said the accused was released on bail to appear at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court, Matangi Tonga reports.

In the meantime, he has been charged with failing to declare that he was taking more than the required amount of $10,000 pa’anga, as he was intending to fly out of Tonga.

The cash was taped onto his body and included cash of USD$50,000, AUD$10,000, Tongan cash and other currencies.

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