|Four Chinese nationals were arrested for alleged swindling and misappropriation of assets. — Photo tuoitre.vn|
HCM CITY — Four Chinese nationals were arrested for alleged swindling and misappropriation of assets, the city police said.
Those arrested are Guan Zao, 46, Ke Qinying, 52, Xie Yuqiong, 44, and Zang Huamei, 47.
They came from China’s Guangdong Province and lived on Ông Ích Khiêm Street, District 10 in HCM City.
According to the police, the gang of four were on a visit to Việt Nam and by chance met a Vietnamese man named Châu, who has not been found yet.
Châu asked the Chinese nationals to take part in his illegal business, in which he offered naive people a mysterious and spiritual treatment for their diseases.
Zang Huamei and Guan Zao were assigned to look for “prey” and befriend them, while Xie Yuqiong and Ke Qinying were responsible for introducing the “the godly therapist”.
On June 25, they found a woman in District 5 and asked her to pay VNĐ5 million (US$220), 30 teals of gold (equivalent to 825g of gold) and a gold lace bracelet in exchange for a bottle of “holy water”.
Upon realising she had been cheated, the woman reported the incident to the municipal police.
The four immediately admitted to their crime following their arrest.
The police are continuing their search for Châu. — VNS