Korean news: Filipino flight attendants smuggling dollars

A not-so-good news on Korea Times today:

A Filipino money broker and flight attendants of a Korean airline company were booked without detention by the police Friday for allegedly smuggling dollars out of the country.
Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said it booked 16 Filipinos, including a money broker and 12 female flight attendants, for carrying a total of $2.8 million out of the country in multiple occasions on behalf of foreign workers residing here.
Full story: Filipino flight attendants caught smuggling dollars

I pity those who sent money through the flight attendants. Maybe I’ll just ask a few friends here to start a business on money remittance to the Philippines. We’ll just have to find out how to do it legally ;p


  1. 12 female flight attendants would be most likely fired from a Korean airline company and might be possibly arrested after a thorough investigation and get convicted and sentenced to serve the prison. It is like suffering a big loss in going after a small gain.
    Now that the Philippines is getting more popularity as Korea’s foreign tourism destination and for English learning, I am afraid that they might leave a stigma upon their home country and further upon the Filipino community in Korea.
    As for the Korean, they always have other options such as Malaysia and India for inexpensive English learning, and Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia for tropical climate and beach.

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