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Gang of smugglers to be prosecuted

Update: November, 23/2015 - 17:25
Nguyen Van Toi, the ring leader, and the seized goods. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Police investigators from the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) have decided to prosecute Nguyen Van Toi and his accomplices for smuggling contraband from Cambodia to Viet Nam.

According to a report from the MPS's investigation agency, it has already commenced criminal proceedings against Toi, the ring leader and his accomplices for illegally transporting goods such as tobacco and motorcycles, and currency across the border at Long An province's Duc Hue District.

The decision to prosecute came nine months after Toi and his group were caught red-handed by police while they were smuggling tobacco from Cambodia to Viet Nam in January. Police seized 51,000 packets of cigarettes, 23 motorcycles and other goods.

The police report said that the smugglers led by Toi had transported 152 parcels containing over 148,000 packets of cigarettes of various brands since 2012. — VNS

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