|Marine Police check the boat. — Photo sggp.com.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — Some 400,000 litres of smuggled fuel have been seized off Viet Nam's south-western coast yesterday, naval authorities said.
The commander of the Marine Police Zone 4 said that on July 24, in Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone, two Thai-flagged oil tankers were caught illegally pumping diesel into two Vietnamese fishing vessels.
A search of theses vessels found that one had some 100,000 litres of diesel fuel and the other, 300,000 litres.
The two Vietnamese vessels had 30,000.
None of the four vessels had invoices or other documents for the fuel.
But they admitted they frequently sold fuel to Vietnamese fishing vessels at sea.
All the vessels were taken to An Thoi Island in Phu Quoc Island District for further investigation. — VNS