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Hanoi (VNA) – Nearly 2,600 cases of violation had been handled as of March 15 by the customs sector, with the total goods value of 66 billion VND (2.9 million USD), according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

As many as 32.4 billion VND (1.42 million USD) were collected to the State budget.

Most outstanding cases were related to drug smuggling, including the seizure of 1 kg of methamphetamine and 16,000 synthetic drug pills on March 1, the detection of 351 cartons of dried leaves suspected to be Khat leaves – one type of stimulant – weighing around 2.8 tonnes on March 20, and the seizure of 8.59 kg of synthetic drugs one day later.

Customs officers detected a consignment including 13,900 kg of horse skins and 482.2 kg of dried sea horses.

They also seized two suitcases containing 102 kg of rhino horns./.