|Police in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province have arrested Trần Kiều Hưng for allegedly forging papers in former prime minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng’s name. — Photo dantri.com.vn |Viet Nam News -
BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — Police in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province have arrested a man for allegedly forging papers in former prime minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng’s name.
A patrol team of the Traffic Police Department on Tuesday stopped a seven-seater car for speeding, the police said.
While the police were checking driver Lê Minh Tài’s papers, another man, named Trần Kiều Hưng, got out of the car and presented a paper marked “secret” to the police.
The paper, bearing the seal and signature of the former prime minister, said Hưng was deputy director of the Government Economic Management and special envoy to the prime minister.
The paper stated that people named in this document were to be given priority while travelling on roads or at domestic airports.
Hưng told the police he was on a business trip and asked them to let the car continue its journey.
Suspecting that Hưng was using forged papers, the police ordered him to go to the police station to settle the incident. Hưng then confessed to buying the paper from an unidentified person in 2015 to dupe the traffic police.
Hưng said his car had been stopped thrice for inspection, but on seeing the paper the police had let him go.
The driver resides in Nguyễn Cư Trinh Ward in the HCM City’s District 1.
The case is being investigated by the police. — VNS