|An Giang Province's border guard destroys smuggled petrol. — Photo Dantri.com.vn
AN GIANG (VNS) — This southern province's Border Guard Command yesterday destroyed 4,350 litres of petrol which had been smuggled into Viet Nam.
The unclaimed goods were seized by Nhon Hung District's border post in June.
In late August, An Giang Province's Market Management Department destroyed more than 507,000 packages of illegally imported cigarettes at the Binh Duc dumping ground in the province's Long Xuyen City.
An Giang Province's Border Guard deputy commander Colonel Lý Kế Tùng said the public destruction of these smuggled goods was intended to admonish smugglers involved in trading and storing goods without clear proof of their origins.
The province's anti-smuggling forces have seized goods, worth a total of VND15.3 billion, in more than 1,480 smuggling cases since early this year. A total of 644 smugglers were captured in the course of investigations.
Cigarettes accounted for the largest quantity of seized goods.— VNS