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Forest ranger arrested for accepting bribe

Update: August, 04/2014 - 08:10
Police in central Thanh Hoa Province arrested a forest ranger for allegedly accepting VND100 million (US$4,710) in bribes from a rare wood trafficker.— Photo TTO

THANH HOA (VNS) — Police in central Thanh Hoa Province arrested a forest ranger for allegedly accepting VND100 million (US$4,710) in bribes from a rare wood trafficker.

Le Duc Hai, head of the mobile ranger unit of the provincial Forest Management Department, was arrested at his office while hiding a bag of money he had just received from the trafficker.

On Friday, Hai's mobile ranger unit found a truck carrying rare wood from central Nghe An Province. The truck driver failed to show proper documents for transporting the wood.

Later, the wood owner, only known as Nguyen, showed up at Hai's office, where the ranger had allegedly demanded a bribe in exchange for letting the trafficker go. — VNS

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