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Police unearth fake vehicle plate production unit

Update: May, 09/2014 - 14:00
Le Van Vinh, 49, was caught red-handed while he was giving a fake plate to a customer in his automobile repair shop.— Photo dantri

HA NOI (VNS) — The Hoan Kiem District Police on Wednesday unearthed a unit which produced fake automobile and motorbike registration plates on Tran Nhat Duat Street.

Le Van Vinh, 49, was caught red-handed while he was giving a fake plate to a customer in his automobile repair shop.

Vinh's shop was searched and the police seized different tools which had been used to make the fake plates.

Vinh admitted that he had been producing fake plates for a month. Each fake automobile plate was sold for VND500,000 to VND 800,000, or US$23 to $38, whereas each fake motorbike plate was sold for VND70,000 to VND 100,000, or $3 to $4.7. So far, he had sold four fake automobile plates.

The police said that the fake plates were sold to people who wanted numbers suited to their geomancy or destiny. The fake plates were also sold to motorbike thieves, which caused public disorder and made it more difficult for the police to investigate criminal cases. — VNS


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