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Police bust tobacco trafficking ring

Update: January, 19/2015 - 09:25

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi Counterfeit Goods Prevention and Environment Police Division teams busted a tobacco trafficking ring accused of transporting and storing 3,240 packs of illegally imported foreign cigarettes on Saturday.

Authorities found Nguyen Thanh Nam, born in 1983, and Nguyen Thi Gai, born in 1983, transporting two boxes of foreign tobacco in front of house 30 in Alley 19, Kim Dong Street, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi. They could not show any invoice or document relating to their tobacco.

Nam stated that he bought the tobacco from Vo Vut, born in 1970, who works at Minh Map Coach Company. The company operates coaches between Ha Noi and Quang Tri Province.

Nam and Vut were held in custody for storing and transporting illegal tobacco. Authorities continue to investigate the case. — VNS

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