BINH PHUOC (VNS)— Police, in co-operation with market-watch forces in southern Binh Phuoc Province yesterday confiscated a large number of cigarettes allegedly being smuggled in a truck travelling from Binh Phuoc to HCM City.
About 5,500 packs were found hidden in bags of rice husks. Four thousand were branded as "Jet" and the rest as "Hero".
The driver of the vehicle, Hoang Van Binh, said he was hired to transport the cigarettes "by a man" and was paid VND3.5 million (US$170).
Local authorities are investigating. — VNS