Smuggled crackers are seized. (Source: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – Smuggling of firecrackers from Cambodia to Vietnam has increased considerably during days approaching Tet (Lunar New Year), according to Tay Ninh Police’s economic police division.

The province’s police on January 21 caught a 30-year-old man smuggling 10 kilogrammes of crackers on motorbike from Cambodia to Vietnam.

The man, residing in Dong Tien hamlet, Tan Dong commune, Tan Chau district, confessed that he bought crackers from Cambodia and was transporting them to Vietnam for selling.

The case is under further investigation.

The trans-border smuggling of crackers from Cambodia to Vietnam often increases during the Tet festival. Smugglers often transport crackers at night and hide them at home before selling.

According to Colonel Le Hong Duong, Deputy Commander of the Tay Ninh Border Guard Command, on January 7 and 15, the border stations in Ka Tum and Tan Ha, Tan Chau district, seized dozens of kilogrammes of crackers illegally transported from Cambodia to Vietnam.