Update news smuggling

Buyers reap high profits as gold sells at exorbitant rates

The wide gap between domestic and world gold prices has caused buyers to lose money, but helped gold smugglers earn lucrative, but illegal, profits.

Police search homes of four flight attendants in drug case

The HCMC police have found no illicit drugs at the residences of the four Vietnam Airlines flight attendants who were caught red-handed carrying illicit drugs to the country last week.

Vietnam sets up working group to fight smuggling by air

The Ministry of Finance has just signed a decision to establish a working group to fight against smuggling by air.

Airline agencies asked to tighten control over smuggling by air

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has asked agencies under its wing to strengthen inspection and supervision to promptly detect and handle smuggling by air.

Police forces break down nearly 200-kilogram gold smuggling ring

The police have broken up a huge gold smuggling ring from Cambodia to Vietnam, said Lieutenant General To An Xo, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam.

Plan against smuggling and commercial frauds in post-pandemic introduced

Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has recently signed Plan 92/KH-BCD389, dated September 13, 2022 to strengthen the fight against smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods.

Smuggled sugar imports are seriously damaging domestic sugar industry

The Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA) has asked for help as smuggling is killing the domestic sugar industry and causing Vietnamese sugar companies to go bankrupt.

Domestic sugar on the line

Weak demand for domestic sugar and the penetration of smuggled sugar have been dragging down sugar prices in Vietnam, driving many producers into unprofitability.

Massive counterfeit gasoline ring busted in Ba Ria - Vung Tau

Police have arrested the director of a company in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau for being involved in a massive fake gasoline ring in the province.

Gold, US dollar smuggling produces a stir in Mekong Delta

A series of big gold and US dollar smuggling cases with a high number of involved subjects are under investigation.

Six tonnes of ivory and pangolin scales seized at Tien Sa port

Six tonnes of smuggled ivory tusks and pangolin scales have been discovered in a container at Tien Sa Port in the central city of Da Nang.

Goods face strict customs inspections as smugglers continue to violate laws

The General Department of Customs (GDC) said that risks in transit services continue to exist as smugglers try to carry prohibited goods into Vietnam.

Fifteen prosecuted in Nhat Cuong mobile company smuggling case

The Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security has proposed prosecuting 15 people involved in the Nhat Cuong Technic Co Ltd case for smuggling and violating accounting regulations, causing serious consequences.

South cracks down on rising trade fraud, smuggling as Tet nears

HCM City and southern border provinces are working hard to fight against counterfeit goods, trade fraud and illegal cross-border smuggling as the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday approaches.

Dirt-cheap so-called ‘branded’ cosmetics fooling people on Facebook

Skincare and make-up products, introduced on livestreams as branded goods, priced at just several thousand or tens of thousand dong, have trapped many people.

How are electric bikes and motorbikes smuggled into Vietnam?

Smuggled electric bikes and motorbikes are often not displayed for sale openly, but are sold in many different ways.

The trio of ‘petrol tycoons’ in prison

They are ‘Phat Oil’ in Hai Phong, ‘Son Iron’ in Thanh Hoa, and Trinh Suong in Soc Trang.

Former Hanoi mayor Nguyen Duc Chung involved in VND60bill loss-making cases

The losses in the cases related to the former Hanoi Mayor include VND19.8 billion related to a digital bidding package and VND41 billion in a project to treat polluted lakes using inoculant Redoxy-3C in Hanoi.

Local budget and production lose out due to tobacco smuggling

Vietnam’s State budget has lost VND8.5 trillion each year due to tobacco smuggling, experts revealed at a seminar in Hanoi.

Foreign investors request prosecution and arrest of Huy Nhat

Four foreign investors petitioned Vietnamese authorities to prosecute and take Huy Nhat into custody for appropriating $25 million from them.