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Hanoi customs seize 17,000 contraband cigars on flight from Cuba

The amount of seized cigars well exceeded the permitted level for duty-free luggage.

Ho Chi Minh City customs seize two guns from Hong Kong flight

Officers have detained a 42-year-old Vietnamese carrying the guns.

Vietnam customs thwart attempt to smuggle cameras from Hong Kong

Customs inspectors detected 61 camera bodies, 75 lenses and 61 camera boxes in luggage of a Vietnamese man.
March 18, 2017 | 11:14 am GMT+7

Vietnam presses charges against worker over African ivory smuggling

If convicted, the man could face up to five years in prison for smuggling elephant tusks.
March 14, 2017 | 02:25 pm GMT+7

Vietnam seizes nearly 300,000 dead seahorses smuggled from Peru

The seahorses, prized in Asia for use in traditional medicine and as aphrodisiacs, are masqueraded as horse and donkey skin.
March 11, 2017 | 09:45 am GMT+7

South Koreans jailed for smuggling phones to Saigon

The duo spent $8,500 buying used phones and hoped to make $600 reselling them in Vietnam. 
January 12, 2017 | 12:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam seizes 275 kilos of bullets in truck from Laos

The bullets were hidden inside a large amount of smuggled garment and footwear.
January 03, 2017 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Singapore jails two Vietnamese rare bird smugglers

The birds were cramped inside small plastic boxes with hardly any space for them to move, said Singaporean authorities.
December 30, 2016 | 06:53 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's BMW importer suspected of smuggling

Authorities have suspended a senior customs official pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.
December 30, 2016 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

Hanoi police seek charges against Japanese men for gold smuggling

The duo, caught in August this year, has been accused of trying to bring $260,000 worth of gold out of Vietnam.
December 25, 2016 | 02:11 pm GMT+7

Vietnam sends home Thai vessel for fuel smuggling

Coast guards seized 1.3 million liters of undocumented gasoline from the ship before they sent it on its way.
December 13, 2016 | 03:32 pm GMT+7

200 rare turtles die on smugglers' boat heading from Malaysia to Vietnam

A total of 1,400 turtles were destined for 'exotic' dining tables in Vietnam.
December 08, 2016 | 04:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnam destroys huge ivory, rhino horn cache

Conservationists have urged Vietnam's government to crack down on ivory and rhino horn smugglers.
November 12, 2016 | 06:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnam seizes half a ton of smuggled African ivory

The latest seizure follows four major ivory smuggling cases discovered in October.
November 02, 2016 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Vietnam seizes rare turtles from Cambodian bus

Forest rangers found elongated tortoises and yellow-headed temple turtles wrapped in packing tape.
October 23, 2016 | 04:50 pm GMT+7