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Marine police seize 135,000 tonnes of smuggled oil

Update: April, 10/2015 - 14:08
The vessel was found carrying 135,000 tonnes of oil of unclear origin in the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province's marine area. — Photo baogiaothong.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Marine Police Zone 2 said it discovered and seized a vessel carrying 135,000 tonnes of oil of unclear origin in the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province's marine area.

On Monday, the police team, in charge of preventing and controlling smuggling and trading fraud, stopped a vessel belonging to the Thanh Chau Phat Company Ltd, for a routine check.

The police found 135,000 tonnes of oil in the vessel's tank. Ha Minh Thong, the ship's captain, and seven crew members failed to produce papers on the volume of oil.

The oil cargo was seized. The case is being investigated further. — VNS


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