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Market watch arrests man for transporting smuggled cigarettes

Update: April, 20/2015 - 18:55
The illegal cigarettes confiscated and brought back to the market watch's station. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi Market Watch detained a man yesterday after he was found transporting 350 packs of smuggled cigarettes of the Hero and 555 brands.

The organisation said he was on the way to deliver the said cigarettes to someone else, when he was stopped for inspection by a patrol team from the market watch force.

Deputy Captain of the Ha Noi Market Watch Team-1 Nguyen Thi Viet Hang said current regulations stipulated that individuals found possessing, transporting, selling or buying smuggled cigarettes of quantities greater than 1,500 packs would face criminal charges.

She said smugglers often split their goods into smaller quantities to avoid these charges. — VNS

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