(PLO)- Many fishing boats were converted and camouflaged to transport petroleum of unknown origin.
The Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provincial Steering Committee for Combating Smuggling, Commercial Fraud and Counterfeit Goods (SC 389) has just released a report summarizing its activities for the first nine months of 2022.
According to the 389 Ba Ria-Vung Tau People’s Committee, through the process of fighting with smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit goods; Provincial functional forces draw methods and tricks of operation of many types of objects.
Contact via satellite phone, using slang
For smuggling and petroleum trade fraud, subjects using converted fishing vessels equipped with 2-3 machines with large capacity from 800 CV to 1000 CV for illegal trading and transportation. Petroleum at sea makes it difficult for the authorities to chase and arrest.
The vessel is equipped with a large capacity pump to pump oil for fishing vessels. Each converted fishing boat usually holds about 110,000 liters to 200,000 liters, looking from the outside, the converted fishing boat is no different from the fishing boats of fishermen, camouflaged with fishing gear to bypass the functional forces.
The oil receiving location is usually in the far sea, then transported to the pump for fishing boats at sea. Someone used the number plate of the ship to receive oil and then changed the dummy variable for the transport ship to the position of pumping oil for fishing boats to avoid detection…
A case of transporting DO oil of unknown origin was discovered by Ba Ria-Vung Tau Border Guard on October 23. Photo: QA
Ship owners and captains of ships communicate, exchange, trade, deliver goods via walkie-talkies or satellite phones, using slang or local words that make it difficult for technical reconnaissance activities.
During the delivery and delivery process, there are usually two pairs of ships to arrange a remote guard, at night when detecting a strange ship approaching, they do not respond correctly to the signal that the ships will pull out their pumps and run away.
Some seafood logistics ships, when leaving the port, often take the amount of oil many times less than the invoice and voucher. When going offshore, hook up with oil tankers at sea or foreign oil tankers to buy more petroleum (the process of buying and selling, receiving and receiving rewards without invoices and documents as prescribed) for transportation to the sea. supply and sell to fishing boats at sea.
This activity is often linked to inland vehicle owners, in agreement with buyers of domestic oil tankers and foreign oil tankers. The captain of an oil tanker carrying goods to the level must comply with the direction of the boss.
Customs declaration is not the actual goods
For imported goods, the subjects did not declare or the customs declaration did not match the actual goods, concealing the origin and route of the shipment; material evidences to serve domestic consumption needs, are concealed sophisticatedly and hidden in non-infringing goods in order to evade the control of the authorities. Customs declaration is an empty container but actually contains goods to evade taxes and bring inland for consumption.
Some subjects take advantage of the risk management mechanism in goods clearance, using the method of “selecting channels” (the same shipment declares multiple customs declarations at the same or different Sub-departments …)
Deliberately declaring through other goods with low tax and low value for risk criteria to be classified into green and yellow channels.
Passengers on entry and exit, crew members take advantage of the clearance to smuggle and illegally transport high-value goods and banned goods (drugs, narcotics).
In the first nine months of 2022, member units of the Steering Committee 389 Ba Ria-Vung Tau detected and handled 1,620 administrative cases, with an estimated value of infringing goods 17 billion VND, and sold confiscated goods. fund the amount of more than 30 billion dong; criminal prosecution of 57 cases/63 subjects.
The main violations are illegal trading in narcotics; illegal trading and transportation of DO oil and minerals (salt contaminated sand); trading in smuggled and banned goods; goods of unknown origin or origin; violations in the field of tax, customs, transshipment, transit …
Smuggling of petrol, gold, foreign currency…increased
(PLO)- Smuggling will increase during Tet, so it is necessary to strengthen management, especially of goods such as alcohol, beer, cigarettes, firecrackers, gold items, foreign currency, gasoline…