AN GIANG — An Giang Police have uncovered a cigarette trafficking racket in Chau Thanh District's Vinh An Commune.
Police confiscated around 800 cartons of cigarettes and nine motorbikes used to transport them. The value of the cigarettes, branded Hero, remains unknown.
The smugglers were caught while transporting the cigarettes from Chau Phu District to Long Xuyen City. They jumped into a river and escaped.
An Giang is known for cigarettes smuggled from Cambodia's border areas to provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta region and HCM City. About 1 million of cartons of contraband cigarettes are seized each year. — VNS