Border guards in Ha Tinh Province on Thursday night caught a man carrying 106 kilograms of TNT explosive, the biggest TNT trafficking case bust in the province ever.
Nguyen Ngoc Tran, 44, was stopped by police while carrying the payload in three sacks on his motorbike, local news website VietNamNet said Friday.
Tran said he was hired by neighbor Tran Thi Tam, 42, to carry the explosive from the province downtown to Thach Bang Commune, Loc Ha District for VND600,000 (US$31).
Investigators said the explosives were supposed to be sold to fishermen to catch fish at sea.
Ha Tinh police are investigating the case further.