|The Ha Noi market watch department's division 13 yesterday seized 500 unregistered mobile phones from a bus . — Photo cand
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi market watch department's division 13 yesterday seized 500 unregistered mobile phones from a bus travelling from Mong Cai district of Quang Ninh province to Ha Noi.
The 42-year-old driver, Giap Manh Hung, a resident of Ha Long city in Quang Ninh, and his co-driver, Cao Xuan Khoi, a resident of Ha Nam province's Ly Nhan district, could not show any documents that indicated the place of origin of the mobile phones.
Le Quang Trung, the bus owner, told the market watch department that he was hired last Tuesday to transport 500 mobile phones from Mong Cai district to My Dinh bus station in Ha Noi for VND3.5 million ($166).
Trung put the phones in the customised cargo hold to hide them from the police, and did not let the drivers know about the mobile phones.
He added that he had re-designed the cargo hold of the bus to carry more goods and earn more money, because he had to pay the Ka Long Transport Co-operative VND30 million (US$1,400) each month for using the bus.
The case is being investigated further. — VNS