Two people were caught May 24 while transporting over VND50 million (US$2,600) of counterfeit money by taxi on Trung Hoa street in Hanoi, said the Environment Police Department under Hanoi police.
Loc Thi Lan, 31, and Loc Thi Thanh, 36, from Van Lang in Lang Son Province were carrying VND50.5 million ($2.600) of fake bills, mostly in the form of VND200,000 notes.
They did not show their indentify papers when caught.
They told the police that they purchased the counterfeit currency at the Tan Thanh border, in the Lang Son Province, with VND15 million ($790) of legitimate money.
They planned to distribute the fake money in Hanoi, Lan said.