The Market Management Team and the Police Department for Investigation of Economic Management Order and Related Crimes, on January 4 arrested three vans parked in front of Dong Xuan Market loaded with Chinese-made smuggled goods.
Police found 27 cartons of clothing, toys and 24 packages of agricultural specialty produce like sugared dried apricots and chestnuts, all weighing nearly two tons.
All the products were from China and none of the drivers were able to produce legal documents or receipts for their load.
While the drivers said they were simply hired to transport these goods from Yen Vien Train Station to Dong Xuan Market, the real owners of the goods absconded when the police arrived.
Earlier, police in the northern province of Hai Duong detected a truck carrying five tons of rotten animal organs through National Highway 37. Driver Doan Trung Hung from Dat Do District in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau had no legal document to prove their authenticity.
On January 4, Market Management Team in the Northern Province of Lao Cai destroyed a consignment of 2,000 illegal DVDs, drugs, toys, cosmetics, chemicals and other Chinese-made food products.
Police seized these items while checking stores and vehicles in the province at year-end raids.