On February 6th, Quang Ninh police seized a car carrying 61 long-tail monkeys, with a combined mass of 200kg, on the way to China.
Three people in the car, all 24, have been taken into custody as police investigate. This is the biggest monkey trafficking case so far detected in Quang Ninh.
Those in custody have told police that they were hired to transport the animals from Nghe An Province to Quang Ninh’s Mong Cai border gate where they would be transferred to Chinese buyers.
Investigators believe this group may be a linked to a large wild animal smuggling ring from Vietnam to foreign countries.