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Patrol team stops overloaded trucks in Thach That

Update: January, 08/2016 - 16:06
Five overloaded trucks were stopped at night in Thang Long Boulevard. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — A convoy of overloaded trucks was seized in Thang Long Boulevard in Thach That District last night.

Bùi Thanh Thái, captain of the transport patrol team, said a convoy of five lorries, overloaded with goods that were being transported from Xuan Mai Township to the central city of Ha Noi, was asked to stop for checks. But the drivers refused to allow checking of their vehicles.

"Right after the trucks were stopped, a guy appeared and claimed to be the owner of the convoy. He refused to let our team check the papers and weigh the goods on the trucks," Thai said.

Many other men also turned up and threatened to take action against the authorities.

The patrol team asked the drivers to bring the trucks to its office, but they refused.

The situation had not been resolved as of early this morning.

The trucks, carrying construction material, violated transport safety regulations and dropped mud and rocks on the road, endangering other road users. — VNS

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