288 cartons of cigarettes seized

288 cartons (branded 555) containing 2,880 cigarettes were found hidden underneath a coach.—Photo vov

288 cartons (branded 555) containing 2,880 cigarettes were found hidden underneath a coach.—Photo vov


HA NOI (VNS)- Police in Ha Noi City yesterday arrested five suspects for their alleged involvement in the illegal transport of tobacco.
The five suspects, aged between 23 and 42, were named as Quang Ninh Province residents Hoang Van Ngo, Nguyen Van Thanh, Tran Danh Manh, Tran Danh Thanh, and Luong Quang Hung from the northern province of Hai Duong.

According to the police documents, 288 cartons (branded 555) containing 2,880 cigarettes were found hidden underneath a coach parked on the Ring Road 3 flyover last Satruday.

Manh, Hung, Ngo and Thanh were present at the scene and failed to present any papers tracing the origin of the goods, which were valued at approximately VND95 million (US$4,500).

Thanh hired the four men to drive the coach and deliver the cigarettes to a man named Truong in Ha Noi City, the four men told the police.

The investigation continues.—VNS

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