|The seized medicines include those used in the treatment of cancer and diabetes. — Photo dantri.com.vn|
HCM CITY — The police department for Smuggling Prevention under the Ministry of Public Security said it has seized medicine worth over VNĐ5 billion (US$220,000) believed to have been smuggled from Turkey.
Lieutenant Colonel Lê Thơm, an official from the department, said officers from the department and the city’s economic crime police on Tuesday conducted a surprise inspection of a warehouse on District 4’s Nguyễn Tất Thành Road and found 41 boxes of medicine used in the treatment of cancer and diabetes, weighing more than 750kg.
Thơm said the medicine originated from Turkey, was flown to Tân Sơn Nhất Airport and transited via Tây Ninh Province’s Mộc Bài International Border Gate before arriving in Cambodia. It was then transported to HCM City via a small path in Tây Ninh Province’s Bến Cầu District. The case is being investigated by the police. — VNS