Police check origins of ​imported goods. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi’s police has detected 54,096 smuggling and trade fraud cases, of which 16,399 cases have been addressed, so far this year.

According to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, legal proceedings have started against 72 cases involving 98 people and collecting taxes and seizing goods totaling nearly 2.17 trillion VND (95.5 million USD).

In October and November alone, 3,077 cases were brought into light, with two thirds handled, and nearly 380 billion VND collected.

On the occasion of the upcoming New Year and the lunar New Year holidays, deputy head of the department Chu Xuan Kien said that to prevent trade frauds, the department will tighten management and define responsibility for the heads of each area and sector.

It will also expand communications on law for businesses to facilitate the stable and healthy development of the market and ensure the interests of consumers.-VNA