Government to auction smuggled liquor, tobacco
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Liquor and cigarettes smuggled into Vietnam will be auctioned, a draft circular issued yesterday by the Ministry of Industry and Trade says.
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Seized contraband products are now destroyed.
According to the circular, if more than 100 bottles of the same kind of liquor are seized and pass the quality test, they will be auctioned.
Those failing to pass the quality test will be destroyed, as will any batch consisting of less than 100 bottles.
Similarly, cigarette batches weighing more than 2,000 kilograms will have to undergo the quality test before being sold to cigarette companies.
Those weighing less than two tons will be destroyed.