Three trucks transporting nearly seven tons of illegally imported chickens were seized in Quan Toan Ward of Hai Phong City yesterday morning.
|(Photo: Tuoi Tre )|
The trucks were caught by the Hai Phong police and Market Management Department Branch on Highway 10.
The owner of the chickens could not produce the necessary quarantine papers. He said that he bought chickens in Mong Cai, Quang Ninh Province, which borders China, and was transporting them to Hanoi, Hai Phong and Hai Duong for sale.
The chickens are believed to have been illegally imported from Dongxin, China. They were seized and destroyed in Hai Phong.
In the afternoon, the Hai Phong Market Management Department Branch issued the owner a fine of VND44 million (US$2,475).