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Prison escapee caught after 24 years on run

Update: June, 07/2013 - 10:07

HA GIANG (VNS)— Police in the northern province of Ha Giang have captured Truong Manh Hung, 47, nearly 24 years after he escaped from a local prison while being held on robbery charges.

Hung was nabbed living in Go Vap District in HCM City.

Police said Hung was remanded in custody in July, 1988, after stealing property in Ha Giang Province's Vi Xuyen District. He escaped in 1990. However, the provincial People's Court sentenced him 36 months in prison in his absence. — VNS

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