Vietnam ship caught smuggling 71 rifles

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Customs officers in Ho Chi Minh City has found 71 undocumented air rifles on a Vietnamese ship transporting palm bran from Indonesia.

Tang Xuan Phat, chief of the Southern Region Sea Control Flotilla at the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department, said on Wednesday that the guns, banned from import under Vietnamese laws, were discovered on the Kien Hung, a ship owned by Gia Long Sea Transport Company, on October 27.

The ship's captain, Ngo The Hung, failed to present documents related to the guns' origins.

According to the official, the ship was then anchored at HCMC's Tan Thuan 2 Seaport. It had entered Vietnamese waters near the southern resort town of Vung Tau on October 26.

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