Tough Fight against Smuggling and Trade Fraud in Late 2020

1:03:55 PM | 18/11/2020

Smuggling, trade fraud, origin fraud, counterfeiting and illegal cross-border transport of goods is complicated, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. The customs forces unearthed and arrested many cases of illegal tobacco transportation at Dinh Vu Port - Hai Phong City, Bac Luan Estuary in Mong Cai City - Quang Ninh province; and the Cargo Warehouse of Noi Bai Cargo Services Joint Stock Company.

Drugs are found to be transported by air. Along land border routes in Dien Bien, Nghe An, Tay Ninh and other provinces, illegal cross-border transport of narcotics into Vietnam is still very hot and traffickers’ tricks are very sophisticated.

The customs sector discovered and arrested a total of 1,194 violation cases with a confiscated value of VND251.256 billion from September 16, 2020 to October 15, 2020. The State Budget collected VND55.54 billion from these cases. Customs authorities prosecuted one case and transferred 10 cases to competent authorities for further settlement.

Typical cases include the seizure of 52 tons of medicinal herbs in Quang Ninh province, the confiscation of four plastic bags containing white crystals weighing 882.61 grams, suspected to be meth, in Hanoi.

By Huong Hau, Vietnam Business Forum