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VND300m in counterfeit money found

Update: July, 26/2012 - 11:47

HA NOI – Police officers in Ha Noi have detained two men from the northern province of Lang Son for transporting counterfeit money.

Hoang Van Cuong, 31, and Bui Van Dung, 32, were caught at the Ha Noi Train Station on Tuesday afternoon carrying a bag of fake Vietnamese notes in VND200,000 and VND500,000 denominations, worth a total of VND300 million (US$14,000).

The two men claimed they had received the fake bank notes from a Chinese man before smuggling it across the Viet Nam-China border. They said they had stored the smuggled notes in Lang Son before bringing them to other provinces.

Police said they were expanding the scope of the investigation into the case. – VNS

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