Update news smuggling
The wide gap between domestic and world gold prices has caused buyers to lose money, but helped gold smugglers earn lucrative, but illegal, profits.
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.
The Ministry of Finance has just signed a decision to establish a working group to fight against 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A series of big gold and US dollar smuggling cases with a high number of involved subjects are under investigation.
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.
The General Department of Customs (GDC) said that risks in transit services continue to exist as smugglers try to carry prohibited goods into Vietnam.
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.
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.
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.
Smuggled electric bikes and motorbikes are often not displayed for sale openly, but are sold in many different ways.
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.
Vietnam’s State budget has lost VND8.5 trillion each year due to tobacco smuggling, experts revealed at a seminar in Hanoi.
Four foreign investors petitioned Vietnamese authorities to prosecute and take Huy Nhat into custody for appropriating $25 million from them.