|A coastguard is checking Thom's boat which was caught illegally trading fuel. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
TRA VINH (VNS) — Two fishing boats were taken by the Vietnamese coast guard to Duyen Hai Port in the Mekong Delta Tra Vinh Province this morning after being caught illegally trading fuel yesterday.
The owner of a fishing boat, Nguyen Van Thom from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, was caught in the act of selling diesel to a boat owned by Ngo Thanh Long from the southern Ben Tre Province.
According to initial investigation, Thom said he was transporting 68,000 litres of diesel of unclear origin, worth nearly VND700 million (US$31,100). — VNS