Hải Dương seizes 2,500 smuggled ducks from China

Update: March, 30/2017 - 16:00
Market watch forces of Hải Dương Province inspect ducks illegally transported from China. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Đức
Viet Nam News

HẢI DƯƠNG — Market watch forces of the northern province of Hải Dương on Wednesday seized a truck illegally transporting some 2,500 ducks for breeding purposes from China.

The truck was stopped on provincial highway 331 while transporting the ducks via Quảng Yên Commune.

The truck driver, Vũ Văn Hải, from Hải Dương, failed to present legal documents proving the origin of the ducks, valued at VNĐ17 million (US$755), according to local market watch forces.

Hải admitted he was transporting the ducks from China for consumption in the domestic market.

Market watch forces fined Hải VNĐ8 million ($355) and decided to cull all the ducks following regulations.

On the same day, police of the Mekong Delta province of Sóc Trăng stopped a car which was being used to smuggle 10,000 packs of cigarettes in Long Phú District.

Smugglers ran away leaving the car behind when they realised the local police were coming.

The case is under investigation. — VNS