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Seven tonnes of smuggled iron scrap seized in Vietnam

Members of the border guards in southern An Giang Province have seized seven tonnes of iron scrap smuggled from Cambodia to Vietnam.

Fears scrap imports are on the rise
Scrap illegal import in southwest border is bustling
Illegal scrap importers to face prosecution

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Soldiers at Long Binh Border Gate seize iron scrap smuggled from Cambodia to Vietnam. — VNA/VNS Photo Cong Mao

 

Major Dinh Quang Diem, head of the border guard at the Long Binh Border Gate, said the anti-smuggling team found a wooden boat full of iron scrap anchored in the Hau River in Khanh An Commune in An Phu District at 9.45am on Monday.

Several tonnes of iron scrap were found inside the boat.

The operator of the boat, Tran Van Luan, who lives in Quoc Thai Commune, said he was the owner of the iron scrap, which had been transported from Cambodia.

However, he failed to show legal papers that would identify the origin of the cargo. The inspection team seized the cargo.

The case is under further investigation.

VNS

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