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Twenty illegal air guns seized aboard ship

Update: October, 07/2013 - 14:00
Twenty air guns illegally transported from Thailand onboard the ship "Vinh An" were confiscated by customs officers at Khanh Hoi Port in HCM Cityon Saturday.— Photo baohaiquan

HCM City (VNS)— Twenty air guns illegally transported from Thailand onboard the ship "Vinh An" were confiscated by customs officers at Khanh Hoi Port in HCM Cityon Saturday.

According to customs officials, the Vinh An, a Vietnamese vessel, had failed to declare the guns during immigration procedures to enter Viet Nam.

This is the second time this year that illegally transported guns were found onboard a ship at a port in HCM City.

Earlier in April, the customs police discovered a ship named "Thai Binh 27" transporting 104 air guns, 11 packets of bullets and dozens of silencers hidden inside the ship.

Also yesterday, the Express Delivery Customs Sub-Department under the HCM City Customs Department uncovered an illegal air express shipment containing several cases of pistols and bullets.

According to authorities, these packets of weapons were addressed to different receivers in HCM City. All of the weapons have been confiscated.

Further investigation into the cases is on-going. – VNS

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