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13 trucks carrying 700 tons of coal seized

Update: March, 03/2015 - 16:44
Illegal coal mining is rampant in Quang Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Dat

QUANG NINH — Thirteen trucks transporting 700 tons of coal illegally were seized yesterday.

According to the authorities, the coal reportedly belonged to the Hon Gai Coal Company in Ha Khanh Ward, Ha Long city.

Authorities have also detained a number of individuals, but did not identify how many of them are involved.

All the vehicles were seized for further investigation. In an official notice, the Chairperson of Quang Ninh Province People's Committee, Nguyen Van Doc, has requested the province's police to investigate the case and directed all relevant agencies and units to continue cracking down on illegal coal mining. — VNS

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