|Five people were detained by the Hà Nội Police for appropriating properties near Thăng Long Bridge. — Photo tuoitre.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội Police on Monday announced they had detained five people for appropriating properties near Thăng Long Bridge.
The five people are Đặng Đức Cư, 33; Nguyễn Thị Vui, 36; Đỗ Văn Tuấn, 43; Nguyễn Gia Sản, 36; and Nguyễn Thị Bằng, 53. All five are from Xuân Đỉnh Ward, Bắc Từ Liêm District.
Earlier, receiving information that some people were appropriating the properties of residents near Thăng Long Bridge, the city police, in co-ordination with the district police, began conducting an investigation into the case.
On February 9, the police nabbed four people -- Cư, Vui, Tuấn and Sản. All four did not have jobs and often wandered near Thăng Long Bridge.
The four admitted to the police that they waited on the bridge and if they saw any motorbike driver using the private lane meant for automobiles, they would stop the driver and order him/her to pay VNĐ100,000-500,000 (US$4-22) in fines. If the motorbike driver refused to pay the money, they threatened to take him/her to the police, who would fine the driver VNĐ2-2.5 million ($88-110).
The last member of the gang, Bằng, gave herself up to the police last Friday. — VNS