Cuban policeman returns lost briefcase with $8,000

A strange fact, these days, puts a Cuban policeman as the protagonist. The Public Order Agent returned a briefcase with $8,000.00 USD to its owners. Money and other items went missing at the “José Martí” International Airport in Havana last week.

The “victims of oblivion” are two Cubans, a couple, who do not live in the country for work reasons. On that day of loss, they came to Cuba to visit their relatives and spend the holidays.

During his tour of the CADECA areas, the policeman found a black suitcase with cash, personal items and various items. He immediately took the belongings to the police station and informed the owners.

By the time of the official return, the amnesiacs were very grateful to the police. They never thought they could get money or possessions back. “This is a fact that must be followed by all agents of public order in Cuba and in the world,” commented the couple, visibly moved.

In 2023, more than 60 items were withdrawn

So far in 2023, more than 60 lost items have been returned at Havana International Airport alone. In most cases, passengers leave their belongings in the check-in areas, seats or in the exchange house (CADECA) of the terminal.

Lost luggage, which is later found by local security agents or the police, is kept in a store. Passengers will be notified after a few minutes. Returns are made after verifying the identity of the owners.

Another recent similar incident took place last February. A customs officer has returned the lost money of a passenger. That’s about $180.00 USD, €35.00 and $2,000.00 a cup. Apparently, the owner of the budget was immensely grateful to the airport employee for the gesture.

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Esmond Harmon

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