S. Korean convicted of currency smuggling in Russia's Far East

Other News Materials 2 November 2006 16:18 (UTC +04:00)

(RIA Novosti) - A court in Russia's Far East has convicted a South Korean citizen of currency smuggling, the local prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Upon arriving at the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport from Seoul, the Korean failed to declare about $50,000 dollars, which he intended to pass over to a fellow compatriot working at a Sakhalin company, the office said, reports Trend.

The city court of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk found the Korean guilty of smuggling foreign currency and fined him 100,000 rubles (about $3,700).