|Around 10,800 sticks of smuggled Chinese sparklers were seized in Nghệ An Province on Sunday. — Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — The traffic police seized 270kg of sparklers and 100kg of firecrackers being smuggled into the central province of Nghệ An in two separate incidents on Sunday.
Traffic police officials were patrolling National Road No 48 when they got suspicious and stopped a coach for inspection. On checking, officials found 10,800 sticks of Chinese sparklers, weighing around 270kg. Coach driver Chu Minh Hải, 33, who lives in the province’s Thái Hòa Town, had no permit papers for the sparklers.
In another incident, following a tip-off from local residents, the traffic police found three Styrofoam boxes with around 100kg of different kinds of firecrackers hidden in a coach on National Highway No 1, in Diễn Châu District’s Diễn An Commune.
Both incidents are under investigation. — VNS