QUANG TRI (VNS)— Border guards at Lao Bao International Border Gate in the central province of Quang Tri discovered a car illegally transporting over 10 taels of gold from Laos to Viet Nam on Wednesday.
The car bore a number plate from Laos. The owner, identified as Hoang Van Han from the central province of Quang Binh, couldn't provide any papers to prove the gold's legality.
Han said that was his first time transporting gold for an acquaintance from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, to Dong Hoi city in the central province of Quang Binh.
On the same day, border guards seized a homemade gun and over 700 bullets from a Thai citizen.-VNS