Police in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang said Tuesday they would expel nine Chinese nationals for illegally trading animal organs while on travel visas.
Following tip-offs from local residents, they caught the nine in the act of collecting 500 kilograms of pig intestines from an animal-organs shop in Lien Chieu District earlier that day.
Zou Qiang, 17, Zheng Cong Yang, 33, He Yong, 38, Zuo Qian Cai, 42, Jiang Hong Ying, 42, Lou Gao Jun, 44, Xie Zu Yong, 46, Cheng Xu Hong, 47, and Lun Xian Rong, 41, entered Vietnam in August and September.
On September 14 they hired apartments in Hoa Khanh Nam Ward and went to local slaughterhouses and shops to buy offal for dispatching to China.
They confessed to regularly visiting Vietnam in the last two years to buy an average of five tons of animal organs a month to sell to restaurants in China.
They were fined VND10 million (US$480) each for doing business without permission and had their passports revoked.
The police are investigating further.