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Former deputy chief inspector prosecuted for taking bribes

Update: September, 16/2016 - 15:30
Police searched Tâm’s house on Thursday as part of investigation into the bribery case. - Photo
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ – Police of the Mekong Delta City of Cần Thơ have decided to prosecute an official from the city’s transport department for allegedly accepting bribes.

Dương Minh Tâm, 36, former Deputy Chief Inspector of the city’s Transport Department, was placed in temporary detention during the ongoing investigation.

He was arrested as part of a ring of inspectors who are believed to have received protection money from businesses.

In late July, the city’s police decided to prosecute and detain some inspectors from the department, accusing them of receiving bribes.

According to the initial investigation by the police, these inspectors took bribes worth nearly VNĐ3.5 billion (US$157,000).

They were believed to force many businesses, coach owners and owners of construction material shops in Cần Thơ to hand over money worth VNĐ1-3 million ($45-134) each month if they wanted their businesses to operate without difficulties.  

The bribery case is under further investigation.  VNS

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