Sunday, November 19 2017

VietNamNews

Illegal sand miners sentenced to jail

Update: July, 08/2014 - 08:05
The People's Court of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap yesterday sentenced 11 people to jail for illegal sand exploitation.— Photo vov
DONG THAP (VNS) — The People's Court of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap yesterday sentenced 11 people to jail for illegal sand exploitation.

The Ngu Binh Co., Ltd was caught illegally mining river sand in Hong Ngu District in October, 2012. Further investigation revealed that former leaders of the district had given the green light to the company to carry out the operations over a prolonged period, causing an estimated lost of more than VND12 billion (US$571,000).

Duong Tan Quoc, former CEO of Ngu Binh Co., Ltd, was given one and a half years behind bars for violating regulations on the exploitation of natural resources. The other defendants received up to over a year for the same charge. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:

See also: