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Vietnamese man held for carrying over 200kg of explosive on cart

Monday, July 16, 2018, 16:20 GMT+7

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.

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Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

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