Viet Nam News
HÀ GIANG – Police and soldiers in northern mountain Hà Giang Province are investigating the largest case uncovered involving the illegal transportation of firecrackers in the area, according to Col Nguyễn Ngọc Châu, deputy commander of the local border guard force.
Earlier, on Sunday, soldiers detected a number of people transporting firecrackers illegally in Mèo Vạc Distict’s Xín Cái Commune.
The force arrested Ma Văn Hồng, 23, and seized 58 casks containing 1.2 tonnes of foreign-made firecrackers.
At the border station, Hồng confessed that he was taking the firecrackers to two unknown persons.
According the soldiers, this is the largest transportation of firecrackers that has ever been uncovered in the province.
Ahead of the upcoming Tết (Lunar New Year) festival, smuggling and illegal transportation of firecrackers are increasing in Hà Giang Province through bordering areas with China.
The relevant forces are strengthening inspection and control along the trails to timely detect firecrackers traffickers entering Việt Nam.
On the same day, police in the central province of Nghệ An also detected a truck carrying 500kg of different kinds of firecrackers.
At the police station, driver Nguyễn Bá Thìn, 28, from Thanh Chương District, admitted that he bought these firecrackers from Laos to sell them during the upcoming Tết.
According to statistics, local police detected 250 cases related to firecrackers smuggling from November 15 to December 15, 2016, and seized nearly 4,000kg of firecrackers. – VNS