HA NOI (VNS) — The police in the northern province of Quang Ninh arrested three suspects, and is searching for a fourth for making fake MobiFone recharge vouchers in large numbers.
The four suspects are all men in their thirties from northern Hai Duong Province and the northern city of Hai Phong. The case will be brought to the court for further judgement.
Earlier, on January 16 this year, the provincial police caught a man in Hai Xuan Commune of Mong Cai City in Quang Ninh, transporting a box containing 24,900 MobiFone recharge vouchers worth VND100,000 each from China to Viet Nam. The vouchers were later identified as fakes.
The police said the 24,900 vouchers that they confiscated were just part of a larger number of fake vouchers that the ring brought to Viet Nam.
The four suspects had allegedly used the fake vouchers as credit to borrow VND35 billion (over US$1.66 million) from a bank in Hai Duong. The police said since the vouchers had not been sold in the market, no customers had been affected. — VNS