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Police discover 500 tonnes of oil of unknown origin in Ho Chi Minh City

Police discover 500 tonnes of oil of unknown origin in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, March 03, 2022, 14:05 GMT+7
Police discover 500 tonnes of oil of unknown origin in Ho Chi Minh City
Police officers examine a ship along a section of the Saigon River in Phu Thuan Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, March 2, 2022. Photo: A.X. / Tuoi Tre

Police officers discovered on Wednesday nearly 500 metric tons of oil of unknown origin after inspecting two ships and a barge in Ho Chi Minh City.

The inspection was carried out by officers under the Ministry of Public Security, in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security, the General Department of Customs, and border guard officers, along a section of the Saigon River in Phu Thuan Ward, District 7.

The officers examined two ships and one barge belonging to Phuc Tho Petroleum Transport and Trade Company and discovered almost 500 metric tons of fuel oil and diesel oil.

The firm was unable to present papers proving the origin of the oil, invoices, and other related documents.

Police determined that Phuc Tho Company had violated regulations on petroleum business operations and that their activities showed signs of smuggling.

The Ministry of Public Security is working with the anti-smuggling division under the General Department of Customs and the Ho Chi Minh City Public Security Department to further investigate the case.

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Duy Khang - Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre News

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