People burying illegal cosmetics to be fined

Update: August, 20/2015 - 21:12
Thick liquid cosmetics were buried in the garden of a house owned by a man named Tram Thui in the southern Tra Vinh province's Tra Cu District. The police will initiate penal action against those involved in the case. — Photo

TRA VINH (VNS) — Residents in Tra Cu District of southern Tra Vinh Province who are found burying illegal cosmetics in their gardens will face penal action, the province's police said yesterday.

People involved in such cases will also have to dig up the cosmetics and store them in big plastic containers to avoid environmental pollution, Lieutenant-Colonel Huynh Van Khoi, spokesperson of Tra Vinh's police said.

Earlier, the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper reported that residents in Tra Cu District found bottles of thick liquid cosmetics buried in three holes in the garden of a house belonging to a man named Tram Thui.

About 40 empty chemical boxes and dozens of cosmetics boxes, weighing about 28 tonnes, were also recovered.

The name of the manufacturer, Ly Hoang Long Company in Ward 4, Tan Binh District, HCM City, was on the bottles.

The cosmetics, which gave off a foul smell, annoyed the neighbours, and a month ago they reported the case to the local authorities.

They were worried that the liquid would be absorbed in the ground and pollute the underground water.

A member of Thui's family, who works for the Ly Hoang Long Company, said the bottles were brought home to be sold to bottle collectors. — VNS