Illegal mining in Vietnam

In 2011, authorities in Vietnam seized 124,000 tons of ore and coal that were illegally mined within the country. The amount of minerals seized in 2011 was 25 percent higher than the 2010 totals.

Most of the minerals are smuggled out of the country using fake documentation or mislabeling the minerals.

Source:  Minh Thi, “Illegal export of minerals rampant,” VietNam News, April 16, 2012.