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6,000 smuggled cigarette packs seized in Phu Quoc

Update: April, 13/2015 - 14:33
Competent authorities inspect a boat that was allegedly carrying smuggled cigarettes. — Photo

KIEN GIANG (VNS) — About 6,000 packs of smuggled foreign cigarettes were discovered and confiscated in the southern province of Kien Giang.

Early yesterday morning, the high command of Coast Guard Zone 4 and Phu Quoc District police investigated and seized an unnumbered boat in Ham Ninh marine area in Kien Giang Province's Phu Quoc District. The boat was reportedly transporting 6,000 packs of Hero cigarettes of dubious origin.

The boat driver, 31-year-old Nguyen Vu Phuong from Ham Ninh Village in Phu Quoc District, and two other persons present on board were detained. The goods were confiscated and sent to Phu Quoc District Police for further investigation. — VNS

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