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An unnamed Japanese has been fined 70 million dong (about $4,700) by local police and forest authorities in Vietnam for illegally buying insects caught from a protected forest in a mountainous resort, an official daily reported Tuesday.

The Japanese, said to have been born in 1974 and carrying a tourist passport, confessed to police that he and a Thai friend bought 10,750 insects caught in the Tam Dao forest in a town of the same name about 80 km north of Hanoi, the Ministry of Security’s daily Cong An Nhan Dan (People’s Police) said.

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