Vũ Thị Hồng Liên was caught in a quarantine centre in northern coastal province of Quảng Ninh after 13 years on the run. Photo antd.com.vn
QUẢNG NINH — A fugitive wanted by police in Việt Nam for the past 13 years is back behind bars, after she was identified at a COVID-19 quarantine centre.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Vũ Thị Hồng Liên in 2007 in connection with running a prostitution racket.
The 27-year-old evaded the authorities at the time and vanished without a trace for more than a decade.
Now she has been apprehended, after she was repatriated from China and registered at a quarantine centre in the northern Móng Cái City's Trà Cổ Ward.
When she arrived at the facility, she gave the authorities a false name and could not provide any identification papers.
After her finger prints were taken, it was discovered she was wanted in connection with the historic crime.
She has now been handed over to police in her home city of Hải Phòng. — VNS