70 tons of smuggled sugar confiscated

The Department of Market Management in Ho Chi Minh City announced they seized total 70 tons of smuggled sugar on May 16.

Inspectors are chacking the amount of smuggled sugar (Photo: SGGP)

Inspectors are chacking the amount of smuggled sugar (Photo: SGGP)

Through several days keeping track on smugglers, the team of market management 2A yesterday supervised two suspected trucks, which were driving into Thanh Phat Company’s warehouse at 55A Kinh C Street in in Tan Tao A in HCMC’s Binh Tan District.
Inspectors found hundreds of sugar hidden by waste bags. The company could not showed receipts and certificates of origin. Moreover, the sugar bags have no Vietnamese brand name.
The inspection team continued checking the warehouse and detected tens of tons of sugar in Thailand bags without receipts also.

30-year-old Nguyen Thi Ngoc Xiem is the owner of the warehouse. 

Market managers said that the sugar is smuggled from Cambodia to the southern province of An Giang and then brought into Ho Chi Minh City for consumption.

By THI HONG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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