On August 27, the Northern Anti-Smuggling Control Team (Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department, General Department of Vietnam Customs) chaired and coordinated with Noi Bai International Airport Customs Branch to conduct a physical inspection of 4 shipments imported from Russia to Noi Bai International Airport on August 17 and 24.
Base on the bill of lading information and the customs declaration, the goods are shown as collectibles, gifts, physical training equipment, glass flower vases, CD players, wooden picture frames, decorative lights, curtains...
However, through professional measures, the Customs force determined that the shipment contained many infringing goods. The competent force seized 180 Covid-19 rapid test kits and 330 boxes of Arbidol - an item advertised on the market for use in the treatment of Covid-19. It is known that Arbidol is an antiviral drug used to treat flu in Russia and China.
By Tran Anh- Manh Hung- Thai Binh