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Thai vessel caught selling contraband oil to fishing boat

Update: November, 25/2015 - 20:02
The Thai-flagged V.Lucky, with five Thai sailors on board, was caught red-handed selling diesel to the boat at 9.30pm at the maritime border between Viet Nam and Indonesia. — Photo vnexpress.net

HCM CITY — A foreign vessel and a Vietnamese fishing boat were taken by the Vietnamese coast guard to An Thoi Port in Phu Quoc Island today after being captured while illegally trading fuel in Việt Nam's south-western waters on Sunday (22 Nov).

The Thai-flagged V.Lucky, with five Thai sailors on board, was caught red-handed selling diesel to the boat at 9.30pm at the maritime border between Viet Nam and Indonesia, according to the Commander of the Maritime Police Zone 4.

It was carrying 170,000 tonnes of diesel and a Thompson sub-machine gun with 17 cartridges.

In Vietnamese fishing vessel BS-50048TS, the coast guard found three Vietnamese sailors and a fake foreign number plate (R. M. Sinar 144).

The Maritime police Zone 4 was quoted by Tuoi Tre newspaper as saying that many cases of illegal fuel trading have been found in the south-western waters this year. —VNS.

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