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Police to follow up on octopus seizure

Update: June, 11/2013 - 11:02

HA NOI (VNS)— Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang has asked the leader of Hai Duong's Police Department to report on the seizure of two tonnes of octopus by police two weeks ago.

The move follows complaints from about 40 owners of the octopus. They said the seizure was unreasonable because the goods were legally imported.

An initial report showed octopus was seized when being transported from HCM City's Can Gio District to northern Quang Ninh Province's Mong Cai District. They were said not to be carrying quarantine certificates.

Quang also asked the province's chief inspector to check the seizure and report by the end of this week.

He said that if police had committed any violations, punishments were likely to be made and compensation paid. — VNS

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