Nine tonnes of smuggled oysters destroyed

Update: May, 08/2017 - 17:10
Quảng Ninh authorities detained some nine tonnes of oysters of unclear origin on Sunday in Vân Đồn District. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NINH Border guards of the northern province of Quảng Ninh on Sunday destroyed some nine tonnes of oysters of unclear origin.

A day earlier, the patrol team of the Border Naval Flotilla 2 and the coast guard had noticed a raft with a motor delivering the oysters at sea in Vân Đồn District. 

The raft was co-controlled by Ngô Văn Công, Đặng Ngọc Tuyên and Ngô Văn Sơn, all from Móng Cái City.

The trio failed to show documents indicating the origin of the oysters. Công admitted that an individual whose name he did not know paid him VNĐ8 million (US$355) to deliver the oysters. VNS