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Man receives life sentence for looting container trucks

Update: December, 21/2015 - 21:27
The gang of thieves at the HCM City People's Court today. — Photo


HCM CITY — Tran Tri Trung was sentenced to life in prison for having stolen goods worth VNN15 billions (US$682,000) from container trucks from 2010 to 2011.

HCM City People's Court gave this decision today during the first court hearing.

Trung, 25, lives in District 2, HCM City and is the leader of a gang of thieves. His two accomplices, including Nguyen Trong Linh was sentenced to 18 years and six months imprisonment, while Nguyen Minh Tien was sentenced to two years' probation.

From August 2010 to August 2011, Trung and his accomplice, along with several drivers of container trucks, looted trucks on 21 occasions, and took  away a large number of goods from them. Whenever the container truck was carrying imported goods from the port, the gang pretended to take a rest, and then robbed the truck.

They used a drill and tools to destroy the containers and then stole the goods inside these containers.

Trung and his accomplice were accused of stealing goods from 190 containers of five companies, valued at VND15 billion (US$682,000). – VNS

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