The Ho Chi Minh City Market Management Bureau has seized packages of undocumented cloth, cosmetics and electronic home appliances allegedly smuggled from northern provinces via post.
The city market management on Thursday said the goods, which were found at the HCMC Post Delivery Center in District 10 and the District 5 Post Office during inspections November 11-16, looked like they were smuggled.
The goods, sent by seven different people in northern provinces, included 200 television components, 1,190 fans, five boxes of made-in-China denim, women clothes and hats.
According to the bureau, large amounts of cloth, cosmetics and electronics are smuggled into Ho Chi Minh City via post towards the end of each year.
While searching for smuggled goods on Tuesday, the bureau also found nearly 1,000 cosmetic products from China and Thailand without documents of origin at a shop on Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Tan Binh District.
They also found 5,164 undocumented pairs of woman clothes at Districts 6 and Tan Binh.
The unit said more smuggled goods had entered the city this month than during the same period in October.