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Sophisticated tricks used in smuggling of Indian buffalo meat worth hundreds of billions of dong

10:43 | 14/11/2022

VCN - Tan Dai Duong Company opened a declaration to import frozen buffalo meat from India to Vietnam with a total taxable value of over VND100 billion.

Do Hai Phong  and Doan Manh Duong. Photo provided by Ministry of Public Security
Do Hai Phong (in the left) and Doan Manh Duong. Photo provided by Ministry of Public Security

Regarding the criminal case, "Forging documents of agencies, organizations and smuggling" that occurred in Hanoi and other localities, which has just been prosecuted by the investigative security agency (Ministry of Public Security), the case was transferred by the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (General Department of Vietnam Customs) to the Security Agency for investigation.

Through verification by the Northern Anti-Smuggling Enforcement Unit (Unit 1, Anti-smuggling and Investigation Department-General Department of Vietnam Customs), the New Ocean Import-Export and Service Co., Ltd. declared imported goods as shredded meat, buffalo tendon fringe from India, but in fact, there were also loin and butt meat.

"Buffalo meat with rump meat and loin meat is a product with higher prices compared to frozen buffalo meat with trimmings, edges, and tendons. The business has misrepresented the goods' names to try tax evasion on imported goods (enterprises declare low value of buffalo meat, ribs, and tendons, but actually import butt meat and sirloin with higher value)", a representative of Unit 1 said.

The verification results at Van Don Investment Co., Ltd (Mr. Do Hai Phong was the Director and a capital-contributing member of Tan Dai Duong Import-Export Trading and Services Co., Ltd.) showed that this company committed the act of transferring money to businesses in India.

However, Van Don Investment Co., Ltd. did not import buffalo meat from India, but the transfer of money to India is actually payment for importing buffalo meat to help New Ocean Import-Export and Service Co., Ltd.

The verification results of the bank showed that Van Don Investment Co., Ltd. made overseas payment transfers for more than 200 shipments of more than 200 declarations. However, the verification results showed that more than 200 declarations, included in this company's overseas remittance dossiers, were fake.

New Ocean Trading and Service Co., Ltd and Van Don Investment Co., Ltd. have committed acts of forging customs declarations to illegally transfer money abroad and forging documents of other organizations as prescribed by the Penal Code.

Based on the verification results, the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (General Department of Vietnam Customs) transferred the case file to the Investigation Security Agency (Ministry of Public Security) for investigation and handling in accordance with the regulations.

On November 5, 2022, the Investigation Security Agency (Ministry of Public Security) issued a decision to prosecute the criminal case "Forging documents of agencies and organizations and smuggling" that occurred in Hanoi and other localities.

The same day, the Investigation Security Agency of the Ministry of Public Security issued a decision to prosecute the accused and ordered the arrest of the accused for temporary detention for the crime of "forging documents of agencies and organizations" specified in Article 341 and the crime of "Smuggling" specified in Article 188 of the Penal Code. Also, the unit issued an order to search the residence and workplace for two defendants, including: Do Hai Phong (was born in 1984 in Quang Ninh; occupation: Director of Van Don Investment Company Limited) and Doan Manh Duong (was born in 1984 in Quang Ninh; Occupation: Director of New Ocean Import-Export and Service Co., Ltd).

By Thái Bình/Thanh Thuy