Hanoi police seize dubious cosmetics and health food hinh anh 1Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi police and the market watch department's inspectors have recently seized nearly 18,000 cosmetic and food products.

The total value of these products was estimated to reach billions of dong, Hai Quan (Customs) online newspaper reported.

Examining Viet Han Electronic and Trading Limited Company in Mo Lao ward, Ha Dong district, officials from the Division of Economic Crimes and Management Positions Investigation (PC46) discovered a cache of 13,965 exported products.

These illegal products included tubes of face wash gel and moisturising cream, seal oil, Omega 3 capsules, ginseng liquid and caterpillars.

Nguyen Minh The, 39, the company's director, failed to present invoices indicating the products' origins.

Another package containing 3,308 products without clear origins were found in nearby An Minh Food Limited Company.

The package included 1,390 bottles of aloe vera spray, 98kg of lingzhi mushrooms, 690 pairs of spectacles and 420 tubes of Dabo hand and foot cream.

The officials also seized 500 red ginseng bottles and 150 red ginseng tins at VHP Business and Import Export Limited Company, located on Tran Khat Chan street.

According to the concerned agencies, these were possibly sample items imported from other countries, collected by these companies and sold in the Hanoi market.

Division 15 of the Hanoi market watch department is holding the goods for further investigation.-VNA