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Customs officials stop dried fruit shipment

Update: May, 24/2014 - 09:02

HA NOI (VNS)  — Ha Noi Market Watch officers and environment police seized over ten tonnes of dried fruit allegedly smuggled from China on Thursday.

Worth over VND500 million (US$23,800), the fruit was being transported by bus from northern Bac Giang Province to Thai Binh Province.

Bus driver Nguyen Minh Tuan, 29, of Quang Ninh Province admitted to the police that he was hired to carry the goods. He failed to show any legal documents such as proof of origin or a food safety certificate.

The dried fruit will be destroyed, following regulations. — VNS

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