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Gold smuggling ring busted

Update: September, 08/2017 - 10:13
Suspects in the gold smuggling ring. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Hà Nội Police have busted a gold smuggling ring and put all six suspects in custody for further investigation.

The six suspects, Chu Thành Long, 27, Lê Trung Khánh, 57, Lê Thị Ngọc Mai, 45, Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, 59, Bùi Xuân Thanh, 49, and Hoàng Văn Thắng, 45, are all from Hà Nội.

At 8pm on August 25, they were found with undeclared golden jewellery hidden on their bodies at Nội Bài International Airport. The jewellery included bracelets, necklaces and earrnings weighing a total 28.5 kilogrammes.

At the police station, the suspects alledgedly admitted that they brought the jewellery from Hong Kong to Việt Nam, and planned to store the gold at Mai’s house. They were paid VNĐ10 million (US$440) per person.

The police raided Mai’s house and seized VNĐ 480 million ($21,120)  and $20,000 in cash, about eight kilogrammes of gold jewellery and some documents. – VNS


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