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Cao Bang breaks up two Covid test kit trafficking rings

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The law enforcement of the northern province of Cao Bang has busted two major Covid-19 test kit trafficking rings, seizing over 15,000 test kits.

At 12.00 p.m. on March 7, the police stopped a vehicle with plate number 11C-05616 running on National Highway 3 in Hung Dao Commune in Cao Bang City for a check after noting suspicious signs.

After examining the vehicle, the police discovered it was transporting 10,800 Covid test kits without clear origin.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Le Van Quan, aged 19, who lives in Trung Khanh District in Cao Bang Province, admitting that a Chinese man hired him to transport nine bags from Tra Linh Town to Hanoi City, for VND2 million.

On February 28, the provincial traffic police stopped a vehicle traveling on National Highway 3 in Hoa An District for a check at 5.00 a.m., after discovering several suspicious bags of pineapples. Some 5,000 Covid test kits were contained inside the bags.

The police are expanding an investigation into the rings, the local media reported.

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