Macau case tops cash seizures

 

Customs officers in the Huanggang district of Shenzhen abutting Hong Kong seized HK$4 million ($515,600) in cash carried by a man returning from Macau who said it represented casino winnings. The man said he was unaware of the requirement to declare foreign currency holdings in excess of  HK$5,000 when crossing the border. The seizure, which occurred in February, was the largest of 141 seizures, involving a total of Rmb 36.3 million ($5.9 mil), made by the customs office in the first half of the year, officials said.