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dimanche 28 juillet 2019

Vietnam seizes 125kg of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, authorities said on Sunday (Jul 28), as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.

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jeudi 2 mai 2019

We asked people in Vietnam why they use rhino horn. Here’s what they said

Vietnam is one of the world’s largest consumers of rhino horn, contributing to the continued poaching of rhinos in the wild.

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jeudi 11 avril 2019

Vietnam man arrested smuggling tiger skin, bones to China

A Vietnamese man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle an entire tiger skin and tiger bones into China, police said Thursday in the southeast Asian country where illegal wildlife trade flourishes.

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vendredi 28 décembre 2018

Smuggling cases up slightly, value doubles in 2018

More than 16,600 cases of smuggling and trade fraud have been uncovered this year, up 10 per cent against last year, the General Department of Việt Nam Customs reported.

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mardi 6 novembre 2018

Two sisters detained in central Vietnam for trafficking woman to China

Two sisters in Nghe An Province have been detained for smuggling a woman to China 10 years ago.

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lundi 6 août 2018

Vietnam arrests 2 Lao drug traffickers

Border forces of Vietnams central Ha Tinh province have detained two Lao men for smuggling 52 cakes of heroin and 25 kg of crystal methamphetamine into Vietnam, local media reported on Monday.

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dimanche 25 mars 2018

Dramatic photos show how sand mining threatens a way of life in Southeast Asia

One afternoon last year, Ha Thi Be, 67, was sitting with her son in her tiny coffee shop in the town of Hong Ngu, looking out on the lazy Tien River, the main branch of the Mekong in Vietnam.

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mercredi 21 mars 2018

Vietnam, Laos join forces to crack multinational drug ring

Over 50,000 ecstasy pills and a kilo of crystal meth was seized in the raid last Sunday.

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jeudi 7 septembre 2017

Vietnam seizes over 1 ton of ivory smuggled in from Africa

Authorities have seized more than a ton of smuggled ivory at a Vietnamese port where some 6 tons were seized last year.

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samedi 24 septembre 2016

Vietnam’s role in Africa’s poaching crisis cannot be ignored

In South Africa, nearly 6,000 rhinos have been poached since 2007

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lundi 18 avril 2016

Vietnamese girls smuggled into China and sold as child brides

"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China." Lan remembers the night that changed her whole life.

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lundi 30 mars 2015

In Vietnam, rampant wildlife smuggling prompts little concern

U Minh — Ho Van Luc slips through a tangled thicket of jungle, graceful as a dancer. A blanket of dried bamboo and melaleuca leaves on the forest floor barely crackles beneath his bare feet. Only the smell of cigarette smoke betrays his presence.

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samedi 4 janvier 2014

Vietnam recalls cancer-causing Chinese fruit-head dolls

Most toys in the domestic market are smuggled from China via land borders, inspectors have found

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vendredi 27 septembre 2013

How eating dog became big business in Vietnam

Every year, hundreds of thousands of pets are snatched in Thailand, then smuggled into Vietnam, destined for Hanoi's top restaurants and street stalls. Demand for dogmeat is so high that supply has become a highly lucrative – and brutal – black market

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lundi 19 août 2013

Vietnam court sentences Nigerian man to death for drug trafficking

A Ho Chi Minh City court Monday sentenced a Nigerian man to death for smuggling more than 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamine from Thailand into Vietnam in 2012.

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vendredi 9 août 2013

Vietnam cracking down on sugar smugglers

HANOI – Vietnam is cracking down on sugar smugglers, who often use motorbikes and boats at night to sneak cheap sugar into the country, threatening domestic producers.

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lundi 1 octobre 2012

Smugglers use floods to escape detection

Cross-border smugglers operating on boats have taken advantage of floods in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang to transport goods over the Cambodian border.

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samedi 15 septembre 2012

Penetrating into the “territory of smugglers” in An Giang

Smuggled goods blatantly transported on the waterway and land accesses is a challenge over the past years to the authorities in border areas of Cambodia and Vietnam.

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mardi 4 septembre 2012

Vietnam police rescue tiger cubs, pangolins

HANOI — Vietnamese police on Tuesday seized four tiger cubs and more than 100 endangered pangolins from suspected wildlife smugglers, the authorities said.

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samedi 3 septembre 2011

Cigarette fraud leaves smoking budget hole

Illicit cigarette sales are putting a serious dent in Vietnam's tax collection despite government measures to stub out the trade.

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dimanche 15 février 2009

Vietnam Airlines finds stash of gold jewelry on plane

HANOI - Vietnamese customs agents discovered 6.4 kilograms of gold jewelry abandoned on board a Vietnam Airlines flight after it landed in Hanoi, an airline official said Friday.

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mardi 5 août 2008

Vietnam arrests four for smuggling guns from Cambodia

HANOI - Police in Vietnam arrested four people for smuggling weapons into the country from Cambodia, an official said Tuesday.

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