Hà Nội police yesterday seized 80,000 imported packages of cigarettes being transported in the city without legal documents.

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Cigarettes smugglers caught in Hà Nội

May, 23/2016 - 10:41

Hà Nội police yesterday seized 80,000 imported packages of cigarettes being transported in the city without legal documents.

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội police yesterday seized 80,000 imported packs of cigarettes being transported in the city without legal documents.

This was the biggest cigarette smuggling in the city case since 2012 with the total value of confiscated goods reaching VNĐ2.3 billion (US$102,000).

Three men, Đặng Hữu Đô, 31, Trần Trọng Thường, 34 and Nguyễn Hữu Tín, 51, were reportedly caught while storing and transporting 160 cardboard boxes of cigarettes in Thường Tín District.

The packs are from the “Gold” brand and produced by a foreign company. The men failed to show documents to prove the imported origin of the goods.

The police are further investigating the case.— VNS

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