Ho Chi Minh City Customs seized 104 undocumented air guns from a ship in the city Friday.
Gun pellets and suppressors, which are illegal in Vietnam, were also confiscated from the Thai Binh 27, which is owned by Long Hai Transport and Trade Joint Stock Company in the northern city of Hai Phong.
It was anchored at Tan Thuan 2 Seaport in District 7 when it was raided, Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday.
Le Manh Hung, the captain, failed to present any documentation of the guns' origins, and the ship had just returned from Indonesia, the news report said.
It quoted customs officers as saying that besides the guns, they also confiscated 21 ammunition cartridges, each one containing 100 bullets, 105 suppressors and three scopes, which are prohibited in Vietnam.
A report by Tuoi Tre said the force tasked with managing southern waters under Vietnam Customs raided Thai Binh 27 after some members of its crew were caught transporting cartons onto a boat without a license plate the night before.
A search of the cartons at that time produced 24 air guns, it said.
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