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Tonnes of sugar seized

Update: August, 20/2015 - 21:07


Can Tho City police are working with the driver and the owner of the Tu Hau sugar firm verify source of the sugar. Police found an additional 152 packs of white sugar when inspecting the farm. – Photo vietnamnet.vn
CAN THO (VNS) – Can Tho City Police yesterday found a large quantity of sugar during a search of the Tu Hau sugar firm's premises in Cai Rang District.

The owner of the firm Le Van Thich could not show any certificates showing the place of origin and legal papers of the merchandise.

Earlier, the city's police searched a truck driven by Ho Van Trang, 35, a resident of An Giang Province, and discovered 62 sacks of sugar, equivalent to 3.1 tonnes.

The police also found 200 packets of smuggled cigarettes.

The driver said he was transporting the sugar to the Tu Hau sugar firm in Cai Rang District. The authorities then inspected the establishment and found another 152 sacks of sugar for which Thich could not show any legal documents.

Can Tho City Police seized and sealed the goods for further investigation. – VNS



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