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Smuggling on the rise at central border gate

Update: December, 08/2014 - 08:54
the Lao Bao border gate. — File Photo

QUANG TRI (VNS) — Police in Quang Tri Province have said that smuggling at the Lao Bao border gate is on the rise after discovering three large quantities of smuggled goods last week.

The goods include imported tobacco, alcohol and milk. Police did not specify the quantity but said the estimated value was VND1 billion (US$47,000).

The goods were counterfeits of popular brands and posed health threats to consumers, police said.

Lao Bao is situated on the border with Laos. — VNS

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