A Hanoi tax officer, caught with drugs and weapons at home, admitted to leading a drug smuggling gang.
Gold trade experts doubt if 6 kgs of gold were smuggled into South Korea for sale
Each gram of rhino horn can fetch US$133, and a kilograms of ivory $2,100 in the black market
Retailer declared Italian luxury items worth over US$1.5 million as Chinese knock-offs
They attempted to pass customs inspections by hiding 6 kg of gold bars in their shoes
The drivers of the truck refused to produce papers when asked by the police
The duo allegedly forged papers for the illegal imports of cancer drugs
Police seized 10,000 pills of synthetic drugs.
The group was suspected of bringing 30 Vietnamese into Japan, raking in over US$840,000.
Police also detained two other men for bringing cannabis into Vietnam
The cleverly-named HiPhones are worth nearly US$2.1 million.
Their delivery man will serve life in prison.
More funding is expected to make the combat against illicit cigarette trade more effective.
The Tan Son Nhat Airport officer responsible for stopping smugglers now finds herself on the other end of the law.