12 Sep '17, 7am

Durian wholesaler caught soaking fruit in ripening agent in #Vietnam

Durian wholesaler caught soaking fruit in ripening agent in #Vietnam

Police inspected a durian wholesaler in Kon Tum Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region on Monday and caught its employees in the act of soaking the fruit in a ripening agent. The facility, located in Kon Tum’s namesake capital city, is owned by a woman named Tran Thi Tuyet, the province’s environmental crime prevention police said. According to police reports, employees at Tuyet’s durian collection point were found soaking the fruit in a bucket of smelly yellowish chemicals. Four empty and unlabelled bottles that were allegedly the chemical containers were also found at the site. The bucket of fruit ripening agents found at a durian wholesaler in Vietnam’s Kon Tum Province. Tuyet confessed to the police that the chemical was a toxic fruit ripening agent that she had bought without knowledge of its origin. Durians soaked in this agent ripen in about two days, saving...

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