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Firm fined for storing smuggled sugar

Update: December, 19/2013 - 15:54
The firm, Men Khen in Hoa Thanh district, was found to be storing 5,000kg of Thai sugar.—VNA/VNS Photo The Vinh

TAY NINH (VNS) — The People's Committee of southern Tay Ninh Province has fined a private business VND18 million (US$857) for storing smuggled goods.

The firm, Men Khen in Hoa Thanh district, was found to be storing 5,000kg of Thai sugar. The firm's owner admitted that the sugar had been smuggled from Cambodia and was to be packed and labeled as a Vietnamese product for sale during the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

The local market watch department has confiscated Men Khen's sugar.

Last month, the department unearthed several similar cases of smuggled goods being stored, and seized over 2,000 packs of cigarettes and 100 bottles of wine.—VNS

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