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Police seize bulk of smuggled wine

Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 yesterday said that they have seized 500 bottles of wine without receipt in a car.

Police seize bulk of smuggled wine

While patrolling on Thursday, policemen of the Police Agency on Economic and Corruption Crimes (C46) under the Ministry of Public Security found a Toyota vehicle with red plate travelling in district 1 suspicious; therefore, they stopped the vehicle.
Driver Pham Van Viet showed document of the vehicle but not with the red plate. They discovered five containers of Chivas Regel Aged 12 year each container with two bottles of wine; 20 containers of Johorie wine each container with 12 bottles of wine and 20 containers of Kakhia Coffe Liqucur wine each container with 12 bottles of wine. The vehicle was carrying 490 bottles of wine totally.
The driver couldn’t show any document relating to the wine.
From driver’s statement, police officers raided the warehouses in Thu Duc District, finding 4,220 foreign-made bottles of wine; 100 air conditioners and nearly 12 containers of nutritional supplements and various confectionery in Thu Duc. The owner of the ware houses couldn’t present any document relating to the origin of commodities.
Continuing raiding the warehouse in Cao Lo Street in district 8 of Le Nguyen Sai Gon Company, policemen confiscated 83 containers of wine, cosmetic products and toys because there was no document was shown.
Police decided to further investigate the case.

By CHI THACH - Translated by HAI SON

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