|The city's authority 120,000 cigarette packs valued at nearly half a billion VND (US$24,000) yesterday. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
HANOI (VNS) — The city's inter-agency task force confiscated 120,000 cigarette packs valued at nearly half a billion dong (US$24,000), as they were being transported by truck to Ha Noi yesterday.
Officials said Nguyen Van Kiem, driver of the truck, failed to show proper documents verifying the origin of the cigarettes.
He later confessed that he was hired by a trader in northern Bac Ninh Province to transport the cigarettes to Ha Noi.
Captain of the city's Market Watch No 13, Nguyen Ngoc Ha, said Nguyen Van Kiem will be prosecuted for being in possession, transporting or trading smuggled cigarettes and will face criminal charges as stipulated in the country's laws. — VNS