|A large number of tortoises and smuggled Chinese goods were seized by the police in Quảng Ninh Province. – Photo baomoi.com |Viet Nam News -
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — The police in Hà Nội’s Đống Đa District, in co-ordination with the police of the environmental crime prevention department of the Public Security Ministry, yesterday seized goods smuggled from China.
The goods were concealed in a coach that was on its way to Hà Nội, where they were to be distributed.
At 10am, the police stopped a car in Uông Bí City of the northern Qảng Ninh province.
They found tortoises weighing 200kg that were still alive and several household goods, such as bicycles, electric kettles and a large amount of pesticide. The entire shipment was imported from China, the police said.
The driver claimed he was hired to transport the goods to Hà Nội. He was unable to show any proof of the origin of the goods to the police.
He said the tortoises were collected from Chinese traders near the Móng Cái Border Gate.
The entire consignment has been seized by the police for investigation. — VNS