|Bac Giang authorities check the 2,000 illegal poultry seized yesterday. — Photo bacgiangtv.vn
BAC GIANG (VNS) — Police in the northern province of Bac Giang have seized 3,000 illegal poultry within the past week.
The local police seized a truck carrying 2,000 chickens and ducks, being illegally transported to Bac Giang from China yesterday morning, on National Road 1A in Viet Yen District. The smuggled birds were reportedly worth about VND18 million (US$820).
A week ago, police detected and seized a truck carrying 1,000 birds, comprising 700 ducks, 100 geese and 200 chickens on Highway 31 of Dinh Tri Highway.
In both cases, the transporters could not show any legal certification of the poultry's place of origin. The illegal poultry were all destroyed.
The two cases are under investigation. —VNS