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December, 13 2013 15:27:00

Boats seized for stealing sand in southern province

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BA RIA-VUNG TAU (VNS) — Ba Ria-Vung Tau's Environmental Police (PC49) yesterday detained nine boats after their crews were found stealing sand from Mo Nhat river in the southern province's Tan Phuoc Commune.

Earlier on Wednesday, two ferries and seven other boats, four of which did not have license plates, were seized when their crews were seen stealing sand from the river. Some 380 cubic metres of sand were found on the boats.

According to PC49, the municipal Department of Transport had assigned

clean up work in Phuoc Hoa Port on the Mo Nhat river to Quy Long Ltd, Co. However, the company apparently hired the nine boats to steal sand along the river to be sold elsewhere.—VNS

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