|Bac Giang's market management forces have destroyed three tonnes of smuggled Chinese traditional medicines and farm products. —
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BAC GIANG (VNS) — Bac Giang's market management forces yesterday confiscated and destroyed three tonnes of smuggled Chinese traditional medicines and farm products.
The destroyed goods were estimated to be worth about VND1.7 billion (nearly US$76,000), Nguyen Van Giao, a representative of the bureau, said.
The smuggled medicines and farm products were detected and seized while they were being transported from Lang Son to Bac Giang.
The owner of the goods, Bui Minh Duc from Lang Son Province, could not show any legal documents linked to the cargo.
Bac Giang's bureau of market management has detected and imposed fines in nearly 2,000 cases of smuggled, fake and low-quality goods this year.
The bureau will intensify its efforts to fight smuggling, trade fraud and fake goods, especially as the Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) is approaching.
"We will carry out regular inspection of large warehouses, stores, restaurants and other hotspots of smuggled goods, especially National Roads 1A, 31 and 37, which are key roads for the transport of goods from other provinces to Bac Giang," Giao said. — VNS