Quang Binh seizes 250kg of smuggled firecrackers

(VOV) -Border guards in the central province of Quang Binh have intercepted an attempt to smuggle illegal firecrackers across the Lao border and into Vietnam.

Authorities arrested Phan Trong Mui, born in 1990 in central Ha Tinh province. Mui was driving a truck coded 37C-01727 through the Cha Lo border gate when stopped by guards and searched.

He admitted to attempting to smuggle nearly 250kg of firecrackers–the most Quang Binh has intercepted so far volume so far—as well as a quantity of precious wood from the Laotian province of Khammouane.

Agencies are continuing investigations and have foreshadowed the likelihood of criminal prosecution.