Ho Chi Minh City’s market management force has inspected 68 business and goods-contribution units since the beginning of May, seizing over 8,370 smuggled cigarette packets and 11 motorcycles.

Accordingly, a large number of outlets trading cigarettes without business registration certificates and regular documents and those with illicitly transported and traded cigarettes were discovered.

The force reportedly checked 36 enterprises and business establishments trading in imported goods without invoices, seizing over 9,100 units of products, mainly toys, bags, cell phones, textiles and motorcycle parts.

In Ben Thanh, Tan Binh and Binh Tay markets and a number of main transport routes, the force uncovered 8 cases of smuggled cosmetics, seizing 5,500 units of products.

Nguyen Van Bach, Deputy General Director of the municipal Market Management Department, said his agency will intensify inspections while implementing appropriate measures to swiftly detect smuggling.

As part of the city’s efforts to prevent smuggling, trade fraud and fake goods business, controls along transport routes throughout the city will receive increased attention, Bach stressed.-VNA