The Đồng Nai Province police are set to file charges against seven people for allegedly using and possessing fake currency bills. — VNA/VNS Photo
ĐỒNG NAI – The Đồng Nai Province police are set to file charges against seven people for allegedly using and possessing fake currency bills.
They are Hoàng Văn Hưng, Hồ Văn Sỹ, Phạm Thị Tú Vân, Cao Văn Khoa, Trần Hưng Thành, Nguyễn Thị Kiều Linh, and Trần Thị Ninh. Their ages range from 20 to 37.
On March 20 Sỹ was caught using a fake VNĐ200,000 (US$8.8) note to buy cigarettes at a shop in Biên Hòa city.
The police then found 55 more counterfeit bills of the same denomination at his apartment in the city’s Long Bình Ward.
Vân, who lived there with Sỹ, was also arrested.
An investigation led to the arrests of Khoa, Thành and Linh, who were carrying fake bills.
Khoa told officers he had received fake notes worth VNĐ5-15 million on three occasions from Ninh.
Ninh said she had received VNĐ44 million worth of counterfeit currency notes from Hưng in February in return for which she had to give him VNĐ20 million in real money.
The police said the linchpin was Hưng, who was arrested in Bình An Ward in HCM City’s District 2 on March 23.
Hưng told them he had carried more than VNĐ80 million worth of counterfeit money in VNĐ200,000 denominations from China.
Investigations are continuing.—VNS