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Tonnes of poisonous puffer fish destroyed

Update: November, 24/2014 - 09:47
About 1.4 tonnes of illegal, poisonous puffer fish were destroyed yesterday, after Ha Long City police found them on a truck on Thursday in the northern province of Quang Ninh. — Photo laodong

QUANG NINH (VNS) — About 1.4 tonnes of illegal, poisonous puffer fish were destroyed yesterday, after Ha Long City police found them on a truck on Thursday in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Pham Ngoc Thao, 38, from Quang Ninh's Van Don District, admitted to delivering the puffer fish to fodder producers in Ha Noi.

Police tests showed that the puffer fish contained natural poison, which means they cannot be fished, transported, bought or processed.

Thao was fined VND30 million (US$1,440) for transporting the fish. — VNS

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