Police arrest two over alleged fake pesticides

Update: October, 19/2017 - 17:00
Nguyễn Thị Dung after her arrest. She was detained on Tuesday for allegedly making fake pesticides. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — HCM City police have detained two people for allegedly selling fake pesticides. They seized hundreds of pesticide bottles with fake labels in the case. 

The pair are Nguyễn Thị Dung, 26, from Bình Tân District, and Huỳnh Kim Thiện, 44, from District 6.

On Tuesday, police discovered Dung transporting two boxes containing 76 bottles of fake pesticides with different trademarks.

Searching her store on Hậu Giang Road, police also seized nearly 290 fake bottles of pesticides and several plastic cans and bottles containing chemicals.

Police also inspected her house and found two machines for making bottle caps and many cartons labelled with fake brand names. They also seized similar materials at Huỳnh Kim Thiện’s house.

At the police station, Dung confessed that the trading ring was headed by Vương Mạnh Tôn, 39, who lives in Cần Thơ City.

Dung said that she was responsible for producing large quantity of pesticides under the direction of Tôn.

Police are conducting further inquiries. — VNS