Severe Punishment to Those Related to Smuggling in Lao Cai Province

2:10:43 PM | 2/11/2020

The National Steering Committee for Preventing Smuggling, Trade Fraud, and Counterfeit Goods (National Steering Committee 389) said the lax management of competent authorities resulted in the storage of smuggled goods in Lao Cai province.

The National Steering Committee 389 was recommended to clarify responsibility of leaders of local management units in connection with this case.

“In this case, smugglers used a 10,000-square-meter warehouse to store a variety of illegal goods. After the incident happened, the National Steering Committee 389 was advised to direct the handling of collective and individual responsibilities,” said Mr. Dam Thanh The, Head of the National Steering Committee 389.

Regarding this case, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Deputy General Director of the Market Management General Department, said, July 7, the General Department worked with the Mobile Police Department, the Cyber ​​Security Department, the High-tech Crime Prevention and Fighting Police Department (Ministry of Public Security) and relevant bodies in Lao Cai province to check sellers via social networks.

Through inspection, competent forces discovered that many items were smuggled, including clothes, shoes, eyewear, watches, cosmetics, and household items. A total of 160,897 goods in stock were seized.

Seized goods also showed signs of counterfeiting protected trademarks in Vietnam.

According to the inspection conducted by market watchdogs, Mr. Tran Thanh Phu, born in 1992 (residing at 162, Nguyen Tri Phuong, Lao Cai City) is the representative owner of these goods. On September 10, market watchdogs of Lao Cai completed procedures to hand over the case file to the police.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum