QUANG TRI (VNS) — A 41-year-old man was detained on Saturday at Lao Bao Border Gate while trying to smuggle nearly 1 tonne of poultry from Laos to Viet Nam.
The man was identified as Pham Van Bay, a resident of Lao Bao town, Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province. Bay said the poultry was bought in Laos and transported via Se Pon River in a small boat, to be sold to the market as the Tet holiday draws near.
The poultry did not have the required origin certificates or quarantine paperwork. Further investigations continue. — VNS