Another member of gang of ‘telepaths' arrested

Update: January, 22/2015 - 14:20
Man Duc Phuong. — Photo baoquangtri

QUANG TRI (VNS) — Police in the central province of Quang Tri have arrested a man from Ha Noi's Soc Son District, for allegedly being an important member of a criminal gang.

The gang members had pretended to be telepaths who could help families of war martyrs to find their remains.

The arrested man, 28-year-old Nguyen Truong Son, is the son-in-law of Nguyen Thanh Thuy, 55 and Man Thi Duyen, 52, who are from the northern province of Bac Ninh's Yen Phong District.

Thuy and Duyen, allegedly the gang leaders, were detained in October 2013 for cheating the families of war martyrs of billions of dong.

Later, Duyen's younger brother Man Duc Phuong, and Thuy's younger brother Nguyen Van Hoanh were also temporarily detained.

Police said that from December 2012 to July 2013, the couple allegedly made tombs containing fake human remains, and told the families of war martyrs that the remains were of their relatives.

They cheated the families of VND8 billion (US$380,900). — VNS