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Marine police catch transnational oil smugglers

Update: March, 22/2016 - 18:00
Marine police regularly inspect vessels as part of measures to prevent oil smuggling. — Photo xangdau.net

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — The marine police have caught six vessels for smuggling 700,000 litres of diesel in the sea bordering Việt Nam and Malaysia, the government’s online newspaper said.

The three Thai and three Việtnamese vessels were carrying 42 people, comprising 16 people from Cambodia, nine from Thailand and 16 from Việt Nam.

This is the largest oil smuggling case to be discovered by the marine police of Việt Nam, in terms of the number of vessels and people involved.

The case is under further investigation. — VNS

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