A 40-year-old man from Nam Truc district in the northern province of Nam Dinh has been fined 150 million VND (1,740 VND) for illegally transporting forest animals.

He was caught a month ago transporting 26 cobras from the central province of Quang Tri to the northern province of Quang Ninh.

The fine was issued following a Decision signed on April 28 by Nguyen Duc Cuong, chairman of the Quang Tri People's Committee.

The 26 cobras, which are known as Ophiophagus Hannah and specified by the Government as a rare species, have been released into their natural habitat.-VNA