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Inspectors check an establishment that sells smuggled veterinary drugs and vaccines in Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province. The establishment is fined VND 26 million later

Many livestock owners said scammers boasted that veterinary drugs and vaccines could cure diseases in livestock, poultry and aquatic species on social networks such as Zalo, Facebook or YouTube. However, herders suffered losses as poultry and livestock died en masse or did not recover from the disease after receiving vaccines and drug injections.

A dealer selling an antibody under the brand name Sinder said the drug was imported from China. Moreover, she refused to say the address of the store adding that the product is mainly sold via Facebook and Zalo. Customers need to provide address and phone number and she will deliver the medicine after 2-3 days. Moreover, each bottle is priced at 500,000-550,000 VND and the seller revealed that this price is 200,000-280,000 VND cheaper than domestic products per bottle.

Meanwhile, the Animal Health Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed that Sinder’s duckbill antibodies sold in the market are contraband and have not been quality checked.

Many people have been selling products such as the Chinese-made E.coli vaccine, a polio treatment drug to treat pet diseases on social media and e-commerce platforms. Even a Facebook account with more than 23,500 members goes by the name “Veterinary Drugs – Vaccines are Sold Nationwide” and specializes in providing crude veterinary drugs, vaccines and antibiotics. The owner of the Facebook account announced that vaccines and medicines are imported from Thailand, India and China.

Another Facebook account named Pham Kim Anh in the northern province of Thuan Thanh district in Bac Ninh has continuously posted wholesale and retail advertisements for many vaccines from China since the beginning of 2022.

Previously, in August 2021, the Market Supervision Directorate of Bac Ninh Province fined the facebooker VND 26 million and suspended her from the exercise for two months because she did not was not registered to set up a home business and market vaccines and veterinary drugs, including Sinder’s Beaked Duck. H5N1, H9N2 antibodies and vaccines that are not allowed to circulate in Vietnam.

According to animal husbandry experts, the price of veterinary drugs and animal feed has recently increased, so many people trafficked veterinary drugs and vaccines of unknown origin, smuggled from overseas to Vietnam. , in particular vaccines against avian influenza (H5N1 and H7N9). In many localities, for some years, some individuals have even sold fake vaccines and veterinary drugs, causing damage to breeders.

Mr. Nguyen Truong Son, chief inspector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that during the inspection and direct inspection in retail stores, the inspection team of the province of Mekong Delta of Hau Giang discovered the products of Dat Viet Veterinary Medicine Company in In the northern province of Bac Giang, the worm medicine LEVASOL of SUMI-JAPAN PHARMA Herbal Technology Link Investment Company in Long Bien district of Hanoi has been identified as a fraudulent drug.

In early August 2022, the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Hau Giang Province continued to detect another batch of fake NYSTATIN veterinary drug from AGRIVIET Veterinary Trading Joint Stock.

In his document addressed to the local people’s committees, the Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien called for strengthening inspection and control at border posts, paths and openings in order to detect quickly and to strictly deal with cases of transport and trade of smuggled veterinary drugs and vaccines, of unknown origin and whose circulation is not yet authorized in Vietnam.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has also instructed the Standing Bureau of the National Steering Committee 389 to promptly detect and rigorously deal with cases of transport and trade in imported veterinary drugs and vaccines of unknown origin and types not homologated.

Last but not least, the ministry demanded the revocation of licenses and announced the identity of offending companies and products in the media. In addition, Mr. Tien offered to transfer the records of individuals and organizations that trade contraband goods in large quantities or cause serious consequences to the investigative police department for investigation.

By Phuc Van – Translated by Anh Quan

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