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Vietnam boy returns lost wallet containing $4,400 in cash

A lucky Hanoi man on Friday got back his lost wallet with a huge amount of cash inside from police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, who received it from a Good Samaritan a day earlier.

A lucky Hanoi man on Friday got back his lost wallet with a huge amount of cash inside from police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, who received it from a Good Samaritan a day earlier.
A lucky Hanoi man on Friday got back his lost wallet with a huge amount of cash inside from police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, who received it from a Good Samaritan a day earlier.

A boy ran into the wallet on a street in the province’s Da Lat City and returned it to police at 8:30 pm on Thursday, when it was raining, said Sergeant Ha Quoc Manh, a member of a mobile police unit who was on duty at that time.

The boy, around 10 years old, left the checkpoint almost immediately after expressing his wish that the wallet could find its owner, Manh said, adding he thus had no time to ask the boy for his name or other personal details.

Manh examined the wallet and found 187 Vietnamese bank notes with a  face value of VND500,000 (US$ 23.6) inside, which means a total amount of VND93.5 million ($4,416).

It also contained a driver’s license, an ID card, some credit cards and several foreign banknotes, the official said.

Manh reported the case to the team’s unit, which, based on the papers in the wallet, identifed and contacted the owner, Le Xuan Quan, 39, a resident in Hanoi.

When receiving his lost wallet from the police, Quan said he had arrived in Da Lat to visit his relatives and could have dropped the wallet while travelling on streets.