A fishing vessel has been captured for illegally transporting some 100,000 liters of diesel oil in the waters off Vietnam's southwestern region.
Vietnam’s maritime police said on Wednesday afternoon that they stopped fishing vessel TG 92008 TS for an inspection after detecting suspicious signs.
T.V.T., a 47-year-old native of An Minh District in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, was identified as the captain of the ship.
T. admitted that the vessel was carrying nearly 100,000 liters of diesel oil with no invoices and legal documents proving its origin.
After sealing the smuggled goods, the maritime police directed the ship to a port in Nam Can District in Ca Mau Province for further investigation.
The maritime police in early March discovered and seized a vessel while it was transporting about 60,000 liters of diesel oil of unclear origin in the offshore area of the southwestern region of Vietnam.
The ship was captured at 8:00 pm on March 4 while it was running at sea.
Between February 3 and 4, three other fishing vessels were found carrying a combined 200,000 liters of smuggled diesel oil in the same offshore area.
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