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Preventing large smuggling cases by air

21:08 | 05/01/2017

VCN- On January 4, 2017, the General Department of Vietnam Customs sent a dispatch to 10 provincial Customs Departments: Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Thua Thien Hue, Đa Nang, Đak Lak, Khanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Kien Giang to strengthen the prevention and combat of smuggling by air.

preventing the large smuggling cases occur on the air route
Ivory was seized by the Anti-smuggling and Investigation Department under the General Department of Customs at Noi Bai International Airport in April, 2016. Photo: Q.H

According to the General Department of Customs, in 2016, through the prevention and combat of smuggling and illegal transportation of goods by air, the Customs sector has achieved many positive results.

However, the violation cases by air still increased, affecting the political security, social orders and security in general, and aviation security in particular.

This operation focuses on banned goods, small goods and high value and goods easy to hide such as: Drugs, weapons, gold, products of wild animals, telephones, cigarettes, alcohol, cosmetics and supplementary foods etc.

Implementing the conclusions of the Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and the Chairman of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee on ensuring aviation security and preventing smuggling and trade fraud in civil aviation, the General Department of Customs requested the provincial and city Customs Departments to strictly and effectively implement the direction of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee and directed the Aviation Emergency Management Committee of provinces, cities, districts and islands, and implemented the directions of the General Department of Customs on ensuring aviation security.

The Customs Branches at the border gates need to comply with processes of Customs procedures for people and luggage of passengers on exit, entry or transit; imported and exported goods or goods in transit; and strengthen Customs inspection and supervision for the warnings which are provided by risk management units.

The Customs Enforcement Teams organize forces and collect information and control the area situation, and make the list of key objects; unify operational methods and prevent terrorism plots in a timely fashion, and prevent conspiracy to destroy the State of reactionists and determine not to let large cases occur.

The Risk Management Department focuses on the direction guideline for provincial and city Customs Departments to collect and analyze information of people exit and entry, who have high risk, the import and export businesses and shipments which have suspicious signs.

preventing the large smuggling cases occur on the air route A female passenger carries 1.6kg of cocaine by air

VCN - According to information from the Anti-drug Enforcement Team of the Ho Chi Minh city Department ...

The Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department promotes Customs inspection operations and focuses on the sensitive and easy field such as: temporary import, re-export; bond warehouse, dependent transportation and business for duty free goods, and gift goods.

By Quang Hung/Ngoc Loan