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Forces seize nearly 120 kg of cocaine hidden in imported fish meal containers to Tien Giang

14:00 | 12/05/2019

VCN - Nearly 120 kg of cocaine which was hidden in fish meal containers imported from Peru to Vietnam was seized by competent forces in Tien Giang.

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Cocaine was seized by competent forces

According to National Steering Committee 389, on May 6, through grasping information, at Warehouse Lot 2, My Tho Industrial Park (located in Provincial Road 864, Binh Tao Hamlet, Trung An Commune, My Tho City, Tien Giang Province), Tien Giang Police coordinated with C04 - Ministry of Public Security, Anti-Smuggling Enforcement Team - Binh Duong Customs Department, Southern Anti-Drug Enforcement Team (Team 6) - Anti- Smuggling and Investigation Department - The General Department of Vietnam Customs to inspect a container numbered TCNU5869923 imported by an enterprise in Binh Duong, who opened a customs declaration. The competent force detected a large amount of drugs.

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Cocaine was hidden in hidden in imported fish meal containers

In the customs declaration, the enterprise declared the goods as Peruvian Steam Dried Fishmeal - raw material used to produce aquatic food. The whole shipment was transported to a separate warehouse by the enterprise at the location of Lot 2, My Tho Industrial Park, Provincial Road 864, Binh Tao Hamlet, Trung An Commune, TP.My Tho, Tien Giang Province for preservation and waiting for the quality inspection result in order to complete cargo clearance procedures in accordance with regulations.

However, when loading into the warehouse, the competent forces discovered in the container four unusual black bags, so they coordinated to inspect and detect 119 kg of cocaine.

Currently the case is investigated by PC04 - Tien Giang Public Security in collaboration with competent forces for clarification.

By Lê Thu/Thanh Thuy