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Customs workers arrested for graft

Update: November, 07/2014 - 08:07
HCM City Police seized three customs workers for allegedly receiving bribes. — Illustrative image/ File Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — HCM City Police seized three customs workers for allegedly receiving bribes.

Nguyen Tien Loc, 52, and Le Ha, 56, worked at the Sai Gon Port Customs Office. Nguyen Thanh Lam, 45, worked at the Tinh Bien Border Gate Customs Office in the southern province of An Giang.

Saigon Industrial Foodstuffs Joint-stock Company allegedly paid Loc, Ha and Lam VND714 million ($34,000) to help them falsely declare boxes of rice noodles as cigarettes, bringing the company profits of more than VND81 billion ($3.8 million) from value-added tax. — VNS

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