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Contraband cigarettes turn up in Hai Phong

Released at: 16:31, 30/03/2016

Contraband cigarettes turn up in Hai Phong

400,000 packs arrive in Hai Phong Port with no information on intended recipient.

Customs officials in Hai Phong city have recently uncovered almost 400,000 contraband cigarette packs at Hai Phong Port.

The 39,200 cartons of “JM White” cigarettes arrived in the port onboard the freighter Lucky Merry on March 17.

The foreign sender had engaged the Minh Anh Express Co. Ltd, a shipping agent in Hanoi, but there was no information on the recipient.

Customs officials said the cigarettes had taken quite a complicated journey, traveling through many countries in Asia and then Australia before entering Vietnam, in an apparent bid to avoid detection.

The goods will be stored and an investigation conducted.

Photo: Hai Phong Customs

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