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Police uncover several smuggling cases in Quang Ninh

Update: February, 10/2015 - 14:00
The police inspected a car, carrying the registration number 36C-029.87, and found that it contained 2,000 sets of children's toys, 50 Chinese-style lanterns, and other imported items, including speakers, light-emitting diodes and microphones. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Hoang

QUANG NINH (Biz Hub) — The Quang Ninh Province police have seized sizeable amounts of smuggled goods in different cases over a short period.

On Monday, at the Bai Chay Bridge toll station, the provincial police's central traffic patrol team discovered a car, with the registration number 14B-002.33, carrying four boxes of mobile phone components, ornamental plants and speakers, with the total worth estimated at VND100 million (US$5000).

The car's driver could not provide any documents to show the place of origin of the cargo. The patrol team handed over the case to the provincial city of Ha Long's market watch team for further investigation.

Earlier, at 6.30pm on Sunday, the same police team on Highway 18 discovered another case of smuggling in Quang Hanh area in the province's Cam Pha City.

The police inspected a car, carrying the registration number 36C-029.87, and found that it contained 2,000 sets of children's toys, 50 Chinese-style lanterns, and other imported items, including speakers, light-emitting diodes and microphones.

The driver, Truong Van Phuong, born in 1983, also could not produce any document showing the place of origin of the cargo. The case has been transferred to the Cam Pha Police's economic affairs team for further investigation.

In the same area, the provincial police's task force for traffic patrol and crime control had discovered two coaches, with registration numbers 18B-012.76 and 36N-0709, hiding 9.6kg of crackers of various types last Friday and Saturday.

The use of crackers has long been banned in Viet Nam.—VNS

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