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Tay Ninh Police investigate sugar smuggling racket

Update: January, 19/2016 - 12:08

TAY NINH (VNS) — The authorities in the southern Tay Ninh Province are investigating a case of smuggling of various types of sugar from Cambodia to Viet Nam.

Authorities in southern Tay Ninh Province are investigating a case of smuggling of thousands of tonnes of sugar from Cambodia to Viet Nam. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

The police searched a sugar factory and three other stores owned by Nguyen Ba Nhan, 39, a resident of Tay Ninh City in Tay Ninh Province, and found nearly 10,000 tonnes of sugar of unclear origin.

The authorities also seized more than 1,000 bags used to contain sugar that carried the name of a Cambodian brand.

During the investigation, the police discovered many documents that had information about Nhan's illegal import of sugar from Cambodia.

On the same day, the police searched four cafes and shops in the province and seized more than 3,000 tonnes of sugar and 40kg of coffee of unclear origin.

Nhan distributed all the above goods.

The case is under further investigation. — VNS

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