QUANG BINH (VNS) – The Transport Police Department recently cracked down on illegal firecracker smuggling, catching nearly 150 kilograms of firecrackers being smuggled in Quang Binh Province.
The Traffic Police patrolling the National Road No 1 discovered the smuggled goods on a 16-seat coach, which had been flagged down for a traffic violation. After examining the coach, the police detected the firecrackers, for which no legal permit was found.
Taking advantage of the police's negligence, the suspect said to be bearing the smuggled firecrackers, escaped from the bus and ran towards the nearby forest.
Due to hostile weather and a difficult terrain, the suspect reportedly escaped, even though the police had mobilised personnel to chase him.
An investigation into the incident is on-going. — VNS