Kon Tum Province police seize more than 450kg of firecrackers. Photo dantri.com.vn
KON TUM — Police in Ngọc Hồi District, the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Đắk Lắk, on Thursday announced they had seized 457kg of firecrackers that were illegally transported on two lorries.
Three days earlier, police had stopped a lorry in Đak Xú Commune and discovered 182kg of firecrackers hidden in the back.
A policeman said when the officers asked the driver to stop the vehicle, the driver attempted to flee. When reaching Plei Kần Town’s Health Centre, the driver exited the vehicle and fled.
Police checked and detected another lorry in the area, with a total of 275.5kg of firecrackers hidden in the back.
Further investigation is underway.
The police said that firecrackers and substandard food trafficked by coach often increased ahead of the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, so they would continue to carry out inspections to discover and prevent more violations. — VNS