|The northern Hung Yen Province police seized nearly 1.4 tonnes of fake Ajinomoto. — Photo Trinh Duy Hung
UNG YEN (VNS) — The northern Hung Yen Province police seized nearly 1.4 tonnes of fake Ajinomoto, a brand of monosodium glutamate, from the house of a local resident in Nhat Tan Commune.
Do Thi Hanh, the 49-year-old who was in possession of the stock of fake monosodium glutamate, admitted to the police that she bought it from China at a cheap price, packaged it as Ajinomoto and sold it in the market for profit.
Last Wednesday, the police caught 50-year-old Nguyen Trong Thanh red-handed while he was transporting 15 packets of fake Ajinomoto, weighing 15 kilograms. Thanh told the police that he had bought the counterfeit product from Hanh.
A sample of the fake Ajinomoto has been taken for testing.
The case is under investigation. — VNS