|Police in Tay Ninh Province examines smuggled goods. — VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau
TAY NINH (VNS) — Police in the southern province of Tay Ninh have launched inquiries into six cases of smuggling, trafficking prohibited goods and illegal transportation of currency across borders, with 11 suspects identified.
Huynh Van Duc, director of the Customs Department, said in May that the smuggling activities in some border areas and other key areas had increased. Goods being smuggled into the country are beer, milk, wine and cigarettes, as well as Thailand sugar, motorcycles and wood.
Last month, the police uncovered 202 cases of smuggling and confiscated nearly 82,900 packs of cigarettes and nearly 3,200 bottles of wine, 1,300 milk boxes, 9.580kg of Thailand sugar, and 34 cubic metres of wood as well as many other prohibited goods, worth over VND5.6 billion (US$259,000) in total.
Earlier today, the traffic police in the southern province of Binh Duong discovered some 1,000 packs of cigarettes of unclear origin in a smuggler's car.
The driver had attempted to escape but was pursued by the police in Pham Ngoc Thach Street of Thu Dau Mot City.
Nearly an hour into the chase, the police finally captured and arrested the driver.
All evidence was handed over to the police of Thu Dau Mot City for further investigation. — VNS