VCN- On 4 June 2018, according to the source of Customs Newspaper, the Investigation Police Agency (the Public Security of Hai Phong City) issued Decision No. 32 / PC47 (29 May 2018), to prosecute perpetrators in the criminal case of "transporting illegal drugs" at Nam Hai Dinh Vu Port, Dong Hai Ward No. 2, Hai An District, Hai Phong City for investigation and clarification.
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|Khat leaves were discovered by Hai Phong Customs. Photo: T.Binh.|
These Khat leaves were transported from Kenya (Africa) to Nam Hai Dinh Vu (Hai Phong) port in February 2018.
The consignee on the bill of lading is a business specializing in the field of temporary imports for re-export. The goods shown on the bill of lading are 302 boxes of coffee, tea and spices. However, with many suspicions of the shipment, the leaders of Hai Phong Customs Department asked the Customs Control Team to draw up a plan to fight and arrest perpetrators effectively and at the same time closely supervise the shipment.
However, over the long follow-up, there are no individuals or organizations that have come to receive the goods. At the same time, the Vietnamese company in the name of receiving goods on the bill of lading refused to receive goods.
On 11 May 2018, the Hai Phong Customs Department coordinated with Hai Phong Police and competent units to inspect the whole lot of goods under the solicit expertise of the Criminal Techniques Department (PC54) of Hai Phong City Police.
On 28 May 2018, the Hai Phong Customs Department has sent written documents for dossiers of transporting nearly 2.6 tons of drugs to Hai Phong Police City to prosecute and investigate in accordance with regulations.
"On the basis of the examination conclusions, the case has shown signs of illegal transportation of narcotics, based on the Law on Organization of the Criminal Investigation Agency in 2015, the Hai Phong Customs Department recommended transferring dossiers to Hai Phong Police to prosecute and investigate in accordance with the Law", the document of Hai Phong Customs Department clarified.
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Regarding the above achievements, on 30 May 2018, Mr. Le Khac Nam, the Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Hai Phong awarded the Certificate of Merit of the City People's Committee to individuals and units involved in the successful removal of specialized projects in the Hai Phong Customs Department.
By Thai Binh/ Hoang Anh