Police detect smuggled medicine worth $219,968

The department of smuggling prevention (C74) under Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and Economic Police of District 4 confiscated smuggled medicine worth VND5 billion ($219,968) yesterday.

Police officers are checking the truck with smuggled medicine containers (Photo: SGGP)

Police officers are checking the truck with smuggled medicine containers (Photo: SGGP)

Tens of police officers abruptly paid a visit to a warehouse at 488 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in district 4.

At that time, a truck driven by Cao Hien Huu traveled into the warehouse. Police officer searched the truck and discovered 41 containers of medicine with more than 750kg of medicine including specific drugs for cancer and diabetes treatment.

The owner of the warehouse confessed that in their permits all medications were imported from Turkey via Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC and then will be exported to Cambodia through Moc Bai border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh.

However, the owner of the warehouse said, later, smugglers will use smaller vans to carry the medicines back to Ho Chi Minh City for consumption.

Police are furthering the investigation.


By DAN NGUYEN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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