|Animal traffickers are caught in Ha Tinh
Police forces stopped a suspicious vehicle bearing a Laotian registration plate at 18:00 on April 22 whilst on duty on National Highway 8A in Tay Son town.
The driver was identified as Vo Hong Cung, 37, while the car's owner was identified as Nguyen Duc Hop, a 26-year-old from Tho Bang village, Duc Thanh commune, Yen Thanh district, Nghe An province.
Upon conducting a search of the vehicle the police discovered a pangolin which weighed 4kg as well as a total of 17 turtles which had a combined weight of 10kg. In addition to the animals, 38 wood logs weighing 410 kg were also discovered.
When faced with questioning, the suspects failed to produce documents that clarified the origins of the goods in the vehicle.
A further investigation is now underway to discover the extent of the smuggling.