The police check the firecrackers. — VNA/VNS Photo
YÊN BÁI — Nearly 1.1 tonnes of firecrackers have been seized in Yên Bái Province by the police, said lieutenant colonel Nguyễn Mạnh Thắng yesterday.
Thắng, who is an official of the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Pubic Security, said the department worked with the Văn Yên District Police in the northern mountainous province of Yên Bái on the case.
At about 4am last Saturday, after receiving a report from local residents, police discovered nearly 1.1 tonnes of firecrackers hidden in a lorry driving on the Nội Bài-Lào Cai Expressway.
The lorry driver Phạm Quang Thành, 37, admitted to police that he was hired to transport the firecrackers to Vĩnh Phúc Province.
Police seized three others for questioning in regards to the case, namely Giàng Mỉ, 30, in Lào Cai Province and Trần Văn Hà, 48 and his son Trần Văn Lương, 25, who were hiding in Vĩnh Phúc Province. — VNS