The Ministry of Public Security said on December 28 that the investigation police had uncovered a smuggling ring in Ho Chi Minh City and prosecuted four people in connection with the case.
Tran Quoc Vinh, a suspect in the smuggling case. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Public Security)
On December 17, the police detected three trucks carrying some 20 billion VND (865,000USD) worth of goods, which were on transit via Tan Son Nhat InternationalAirport, to No.20, Cong Hoa street, Ward 12, Tan Binh district. The drivers ofthe three vehicles - Tang Thanh Lam, Dao Van Tinh and Thai Hong Tuan – alongwith Tran Quoc Vinh were caught red handed while they broke the customs’ transit seals on the vehicles and unloaded the products.
According to initial investigation, the ring removed the customs seals to getthe goods for selling in the country, and replaced them with cheaper orout-of-date products for exporting to Cambodia via Moc Bai International BorderGate in Tay Ninh province.
The police force also seized nine customs declarations of DMT Service Co.,Ltd, listingthe goods as shampoo, shower gel and wine. However, the firm’s three truckswere found carrying electric products, clothes and household appliance.
On December 26, the police launched a criminal case against the smuggling, andissued arrest warrants for Tran Quoc Vinh, Dao Van Tinh and Thai Hong Tuan.Decisions were also made to prosecute those three along with a fourth personnamed Dinh Van Ben.
The case is under further investigation./.VNA