Checking pasengers' luggage by camera systems (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Customs Office at Noi Bai International Airport said on August 11 that it started legal proceedings against a Japanese passenger on a charge of illegally transporting seven golden statues by air.

Kitada Takayoshi, 33, was prosecuted for “illegal transportation of goods and currency across the border” under Article 154 of the Criminal Code.

The office’s staff detected some metal items in Takayoshi’s luggage through the scanning system at the airport. By physically checking, they found seven silver-coloured statues weighting about 5kg without producing customs declaration.
Takayoshi then admitted that the statues were made of gold.

Test results showed that all the statues were made of gold, worth about 7 billion VND (315,000 USD).-VNA