|Fireworks are among the products that are often smuggled during the Lunar New Year festival. — VNA/VNS Photo
QUANG NINH (VNS) — Police in the northern Quang Ninh Province yesterday said they had arrested a man for alleged smuggling of fireworks.
Nguyen Hai Phong, head of the drug-related crime investigation police office, today said the police in co-ordination with the police in Dong Trieu Township searched the house of Hoang Dinh Du, 66, in Hong Thai Tay Commune and seized nearly 1.5 tonne of Chinese fireworks.
Under the investigation, the police also arrested Vu Van Dien, 39, in Yen Tho Commune's Trai Ha Ward, for illegally transporting and storing fireworks with Dien.
The suspects said at the police station that they had bought the fireworks in China to sell to customers in neighbouring provinces in connection with the upcoming Lunar New Year.
In another case, the police in Uong Bi City caught a person who was transporting 20kg of Chinese fireworks on Saturday. — VNS