|Customs staff at Moc Bai International Border Gate in Tay Ninh seized the smuggled goods. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Customs officers in the southern province of Tay Ninh have proposed prosecuting those responsible for the smuggling of functional food and electronics from Cambodia worth VND1.5billion (US$66,700).
Customs staffs at Moc Bai International Border Gate in Tay Ninh seized the smuggled goods, consisting of 127 cartons storing more than 780 cans of functional food, branded Carnebolic, ISO Sensation, Amino, and others, and electronics that included 20 laptop computers, 10 desktop CPUs and a Panasonic second-hand washing machine.
They discovered the goods while checking a truck traveling across the border from Cambodia to Viet Nam. The driver could not produce legal certifications or custom declaration forms for the goods.
The smuggling of functional food and cosmetics within the country and across the province's border has seen an increase, according to the provincial's steering committee for fighting smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit goods.
Provincial authorities in the first 20 days of August seized nearly 7,000 unverified cans, more than 640 bottles and nearly 8,900 tablets of functional food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, with a total value of VND1.6 billion (US$71,200). — VNS