​Specialised cars for anti-smuggling of the Customs at Cao Bang border

VCN - Two specialised cars for online supervision of the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department in the north region were mobilised to Cao Bang border area to fight against smuggling.
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Specialised cars of the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department in the north region at the “Landmark 51" on the banks of the Quay Son river, Ha Lang district. Photo: T.Binh

Deploying the plans and direction of the leaders of the General Department of Customs on strengthening management of temporary imports for re-export business, the Anti-smuggling Investigation Department and Cao Bang Customs Department are increasing forces and equipment for patrolling, controlling and supervising crucial areas with high risks of smuggling and illicit cross-border transportation of goods.

Particularly, the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department arranged nearly 10 civil servants (belonging to the Northern Anti-smuggling Enforcement Team - Team 1 and the online Customs Supervision Division - Division 3), two or three times more than normal.

Two specialised cars for online surveillance of the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department in the North were also sent to the Cao Bang border area.

One evening at the end of October, we followed a specialised car to monitor online some officials of the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department in patrolling the border area from Ban Gioc Waterfall (Trung Khanh district) to Ly Van border gate (Ha Lang district), including the "Landmark 51" area (new landmark: 842, 843, 844) of Lung Da hamlet, Minh Long commune (Ha Lang district) - an area with high potential of smuggling and illicit cross-border transportation of goods.

Here are some photos from a Customs Newspaper reporter's patrol with authorities.

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Specialised cars on narrow roads at Cao Bang border. Photo: T.Binh
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When the car suddenly plunged into the "Landmark 51" area, we found a man beside the fire in a house facing the Que Son River. “This is a stool pigeon at the area,” an officer of the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department explained. Photo: T. Binh.
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When seeing us, the man the man hurriedly put out the fire and left. Photo: T. Binh
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Nearby, there was a temporary shack for transporters waiting for loading. Photo: T. Binh.
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The signal light on the roof and the car is more visible under the light of the flashlight we shone on it. Photo: T. Binh.
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Đèn tin hiệu trên nóc và chiếc xe hiện rõ hơn dưới ánh đèn pin do chúng tôi chiếu sang. Ảnh: T.Bình.
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Regarding the control and fight against smuggling in the border area of Ha Lang district, on November 1, Ly Van Border Gate Customs Branch under Cao Bang Customs Department coordinated with Customs Enforcement Team ( Cao Bang Customs Department), the Anti-smuggling Investigation Department; Ly Van Border Guard Station (Border Guard of Cao Bang Province) and detected and seized about 600 packages of frozen food as pig's tongue and buffalo stomachs, which had been illegally transported across the border. Photo: Ha Lang border gate customs.
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The case was discovered in the former landmark 49 area (new landmark 845) in Ly Quoc commune (Ha Lang district), under the customs operation area. Photo: Ha Lang border gate customs.

By T. Binh/ Huyen Trang

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