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Police seize 2.2 tonnes of spoiled quail meat bound for Hanoi

Police seize 2.2 tonnes of spoiled quail meat bound for Hanoi

Thursday, March 07, 2024, 17:52 GMT+7
Police seize 2.2 tonnes of spoiled quail meat bound for Hanoi
Police officers inspect styrofoam boxes that contained 2.2 metric tons of spoiled quail meat of unclear origin on a sleeper bus in Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam, March 6, 2024. Photo: Supplied

Police in Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam on Wednesday confiscated 2.2 metric tons of spoiled quail meat of unclear origin that was being transported on a sleeper bus from southern Dong Nai Province to Hanoi.

The sleeper bus, whose plate number was registered in Ho Chi Minh City, was pulled over by police officers at 3:00 am on the same day, when it was traveling northward along the National Highway 1 bypass in the province’s Ha Tinh City.

The quail meat had a foul smell.  Photo: Supplied

The quail meat had a foul smell. Photo: Supplied

The officers uncovered 44 styrofoam boxes in the bus that contained the said volume of frozen, processed, foul-smelling quail meat.

At the time of the inspection, the driver, identified as Nguyen Van Phong, a 50-year-old native of north-central Thanh Hoa Province, did not have the necessary documentation showing the origin and the quarantine status of the meat.

Phong confessed that he was hired to transport the quail meat from Dong Nai to a bus station in Hanoi for consumption.

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Hong Ngan - Le Minh / Tuoi Tre News

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