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Binh Duong Police seize 500 illegal imported guns

Update: October, 07/2015 - 17:55
A policeman is checking the number of illegal imported gun seized while being transported on the National Highway 13. — Photo

BINH DUONG (VNS) — Police in this southern province has detained a truck with more than 500 imported guns and ammunition on National Highway 13 through the Bau Bang District.

Truck driver Tran Nam Tuan, 27, from HCM City's Go Vap District was immediately arrested while the owner of the batch of guns being illegal transported tried to escape when the police stopped the truck yesterday.

The batch included 388 sport guns, 117 gun mufflers and 5kg of ammunition hidden under the trunk of the truck.

Le Van Thanh, 44, the batch owner from Chon Thanh District, Binh Phuoc Province, was arrested and immediately confessed that he had bought such illegal guns in Indonesia at a price of US$25 each and tried to resell them in Viet Nam for profit.

Police from Bau Bang District said they would continue investigating the case. — VNS

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