|The seized machines|
The company stated on customs declaration forms that the 1.5-tonne shipment was made up of new roulette game machines of Afastreet brand machines, worth nearly VND400 million.
Customs officials discovered that the shipment was actually disassembled gambling machines divided in six packs without licencing.
The machines are prohibited imports in Vietnam, and transiting them through the country requires permission from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The batch is being held for further investigation.
The Tan Son Nhat Airport Customs Office revealed that so far, the office has worked with agencies to detect seven cases involving VND10 billion worth of goods being illegally transited to Cambodia through border gates.