HCMC – The police in the north-central province of Nghe An seized a vessel for allegedly smuggling one million liters of bio-fuel E5 gasoline worth nearly VND30 billion (US$1.3 million), a local police official confirmed today, March 25.
The provincial police on March 23 raided the headquarters of Tan Xuan Company in the province’s Cua Lo Town for their alleged involvement in the case, reported the local media.
Earlier, they teamed up with the Ministry of Public Security forces to capture the Xuan Son 05 vessel, operated by the company, at the Cua Lo seaport carrying one million liters of bio-fuel E5 petrol. They discovered that the volume of the petrol had no invoices and certificates of origin.
The suspects on the vessel admitted they had bought the petrol from unidentified ships. Following their confession, the forces raided the company’s headquarters and seized documents linked to suspicious fuel trading activities.
The forces seized the vessel and the petrol to serve further investigations into the case.