Smuggling Incidents in Vietnam in 2012

in Environmental Threats, Substance Abuse

Law enforcement agencies in Vietnam investigated nearly 31,400 cases of black market smuggling in 2012. The value of the illicit goods was worth $21 Million (440 Billion Vietnamese Dong).

Between November 2012 to the end of February 2013, authorities arrested 11 pirates from Indonesia, 46 heroin traffickers, confiscated nearly 800 ecstasy pills, 24 kilograms of explosive materials, and nearly 5,800 tons of iron ore from smugglers.

Source:  “Anti-smuggling inspections to increase in border regions,” Vietnam Net Bridge, April 3, 2013.

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