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Taipei Customs seized over 30 million Yen in cash carried by an inbound passenger at Taoyuan International Airport

On April 17, 2017, a ROC national returning from Japan by Flight MM-859 at Taoyuan International Airport was uncovered by Inspection Division, Taipei Customs while carrying an undeclared total of 30 million and 10 thousand Japanese yen in cash. The cash equivalent of USD 10,000 was returned back to the passenger while the remaining 28.91 million yen was confiscated due to the violation of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act. According to Article 11 and Paragraph 3, Article 24 of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, passengers or service personnel of a transportation vehicle who carry foreign currency into or out of the country shall report to the Customs. Foreign currency carried into or out of the country shall be confiscated, provided it is not reported as required under the above-mentioned regulations herein, and in case of false reporting, the excess portion shall be confiscated.
Taipei Customs urges that passengers and service crew members arriving at or departing from the country holding cash in foreign currency or negotiable securities (including traveler's check) over USD 10,000 shall declare said object with Customs to avoid penalty.
For further information, please refer to the website (http://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/Traveler Luggage Clearance) or call us at the toll-free number 0800-311-006.

  • Publish Date:2017-05-08
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