Vietnamese man held for carrying over 200kg of explosive on cart

Vietnamese man held for carrying over 200kg of explosive on cart

Nguyen Duc Hanh stands next to a police officer, explosive bags and his motorcycle and cart in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, July 14, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A man from central Vietnam has been detained for unlawfully transporting a large amount of explosive and related devices on a cart.

Nguyen Duc Hanh was pulling a cart with his motorbike in Ha Tinh Province on Saturday morning, when he was pulled over by police for a check.

Officers discovered 215 kilograms of explosive, 1,000 detonators and 49 meters of slow burning fuses, on the cart.

The 48-year-old said he was paid VND1.5 million (US$66) by a stranger to move the items from Quang Binh Province, where he lives, to the neighboring region of Ha Tinh.

Hanh has a history of illegally conveying incendiary materials, police said.

The man is being held as police expand their investigation.

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