|Police and market watchdogs have caught Phạm Văn Sang who produces fake lubricant in his rented house in Mỹ Hào District, Hưng Yên Province. — Photo hungyentv.vn|Viet Nam News
HƯNG YÊN — Police and market watchdogs in the northern province of Hưng Yên seized thousands of litres of fake lubricant oil in the province’s Mỹ Hào District.
Nguyễn Văn Nam, director of the provincial police’s division of urban order, and economic investigation, said while doing their duty on Wednesday, a team of market management, in co-ordination with local anti-trafficking police in the district, caught Pham Văn Sang, born in 1984, from Thanh Miện District in the neighbouring northern province of Hải Dương, producing fake oil in his rented house in Mỹ Hào District, Hưng Yên Province.
At Sang’s house, the force discovered 10 barrels, each of which contained some 200-litre of lubricant oil without unoriginal labels. Of these, the oil in four barrels was being extracted into 900 small cans, which would be labelled with brands such as Yamaha and Honda. The remaining six barrels were awaiting extraction.
Police said the amount of fake oil was suspected to have been reprocessed from used lubricant oil collected from different automobile garages in the province and others areas.
Sang confessed he had bought the fake lubricant at a very cheap price, then packed into small empty cans with labels of popular brands. The empty cans were also purchased from automobile garages and scrap shops from different areas.
He said the fake oil would be sold at a higher price, bringing in vast profit.
Authorities said all amounts of fake oil have been seized and they would conduct a further investigation into the case to give strict punishment according to law. — VNS