A man from central Vietnam has been detained for unlawfully transporting a large amount of explosive and related devices on a cart.
Nguyen Duc Hanh was pulling a cart with his motorbike in Ha Tinh Province on Saturday morning, when he was pulled over by police for a check.
Officers discovered 215 kilograms of explosive, 1,000 detonators and 49 meters of slow burning fuses, on the cart.
The 48-year-old said he was paid VND1.5 million (US$66) by a stranger to move the items from Quang Binh Province, where he lives, to the neighboring region of Ha Tinh.
Hanh has a history of illegally conveying incendiary materials, police said.
The man is being held as police expand their investigation.