As a Certis Cisco aviation security supervisor, Mr Nur Hamzah Rahmat and his team have come across all kinds of things that are left behind, from bottles of perfumes to a bag full of new clothes.
But on May 24, he came across something different – a Louis Vuitton pouch containing more than $30,000.
The pouch had been left on a trolley at the boarding area at Terminal 2 of Changi Airport.
Said Mr Hamzah: “When I initially saw the red notes, I thought they were Indonesian rupiah, but later I realised it was actually $1,000 dollar notes in Singapore currency.”
Without hesitation, the 39-year-old handed it to the information counter. Within three days, the black pouch, which also contained a name card and a mobile phone, was returned to its owner.
Mr Hamzah used to work in the logistics industry and went on to Certis Cisco eight years ago. The assistant chief executive at Terminal 2 supervises 140 officers.