At 5:30 pm on May 19, the Anti-smuggling Team of the Economic Police Division, spotted 12 suspects at My Thanh ward, Long Xuyen city, An Giang province riding motor motorbikes from Long Xuyen city to Can Tho city.
When the police asked them to stop for checking, these suspects left their motorbikes and goods, and ran away. But one of them was arrested.
The police seized 12 motorbikes with 16,870 packs of foreign-brand cigarettes including Jet, Hero, Scott total worth up to 220 million VND.
At the police station, the arrested man named Nguyen Huu Chi (1980, residing in Chau Thanh district, An Giang province) declared that his group was hired by an unknown man to transport illegal cigarettes to Can Tho city. Based on his testimony and the seized transport means and illegal goods, the local police are expanding investigation into the case.
* Previously, the Anti-smuggling Team of the Economic Police Division busted two illegal goods gathering places, seized three unlicensed motor bikes and 2,980 packs of foreign-brand cigarettes worth around 44 million VND in An Hoa commune and Hoa Binh commune, Chau Thanh district, An Giang province.