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Another customs officer prosecuted

Update: July, 30/2012 - 09:06

HA NOI — Another officer from the Muong Khuong Bordergate Customs Department in the northern province of Lao Cai has been prosecuted for bribery after police extended their investigation into a case in which head of the department was found to have received bribes worth VND169 million (US$8,000) last week.

Initial investigations show that department head Tran Minh Thuong and his colleague Nguyen Van Cuong intentionally caused difficulties for enterprises and asked for bribes to solve customs clearance procedures for exporting goods to China.

The two suspects admitted to police that they had received bribes worth hundreds million of Vietnamese dong to speed up customs procedures. — VNS

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