Update news smugglers

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than 95 per cent of Vietnamese journalists were hindered from publishing news at least once during their career, according to a report by RED Communication announced yesterday.

VN must up efforts to tackle smuggling

VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaks to the newspaper Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) about the nation’s determination to win the war against border smuggling and fraudulent trading.

Tobacco industry urges war on smugglers

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam Tobacco Association (VTA) has called for changes to the law to enable authorities to combat the increasing incidence of cigarette smuggling.

Smuggled pangolin scales confiscated at airport

 VietNamNet Bridge – Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport discovered and seized about 42.2kg of smuggled pangolin scales yesterday, August 16.

Myanmar picks up migrants as Asean agrees to tackle crisis

 Asian countries have agreed to work together to try to stem the region's migrant crisis, as Myanmar brought to shore another boat full of migrants.

Mediterranean migrant crisis: Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

 More than 5,800 migrants have been rescued and 10 bodies recovered off the Libyan coast over the weekend, the Italian coastguard says.

Smugglers get crafty to cross Chinese border as Tet nears

 As Tet approaches, smugglers are adopting sophisticated tactics to evade authorised agencies.

Tobacco firms rue weak anti-smuggling campaign

 VietNamNet Bridge – The domestic tobacco industry hopes that the Government can be more effective in fighting an impending surge in smuggling that causes losses amounting to trillions of dong to the State Budget.

Hundreds of smuggled iPhones seized in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi police have detected the largest-ever iPhones smuggling case, seizing over 500 iPhones 4, hidden in a secret box on a bus.

Petrol smugglers face charges

The Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department under the General Department of Viet Nam Customs has found firm evidence to prosecute the Viet Nam Air Petrol Company (Vinapco) for tax evasion involving billions of Vietnamese dong.