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Dong Thap Customs seizes thousands of packs of smuggled cigarettes

09:51 | 20/04/2022

VCN – The Dong Thap Customs and Police Forces seized 1,400 packs of smuggled cigarettes at Thuong Lac Commune, Hong Ngu District on April 12, Customs said.

Dong Thap Customs and Police prevent smuggling Dong Thap Customs and Police prevent smuggling
Sugar smuggling case at two sides of border gate handled Sugar smuggling case at two sides of border gate handled
Dong Thap Customs seizes nearly 5,000 packages of contraband cigarettes Dong Thap Customs seizes nearly 5,000 packages of contraband cigarettes
Dong Thap Customs seizes thousands of packs of smuggled cigarettes
Dong Thap Customs seizes smuggled cigarettes. Photo: DT

According to the Customs Enforcement Team under Dong Thap Customs Department, the local Customs and Police forces inspected and detected 1,400 packs of smuggled cigarettes that were hidden inside four big plastic bags and transported by a man. When detecting the competent forces, this man left goods and escaped from the scene.

Earlier, the working team, including the Customs Enforcement Team of So Thuong Border Gate under Thuong Phuoc Border Gate Customs Branch and Police of Thuong Thoi Hau A Commune, Hong Ngu District detected 900 packs of smuggled foreign cigarettes inside two blue bags without an owner.

Through verification, the working group discovered that the above goods were transported by smugglers from the border to the area and then shipped inland for consumption.

By Le Thu/ Ngoc Loan