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Four detainees escape in Kon Tum jailbreak

Update: March, 27/2019 - 16:34
The room of detention house which the four accused were detained. — Photo
Viet Nam News

KON TUM — Kon Tum provincial police are searching for four men who escaped from a detention centre through its ventilation system.

The four men had been in the custody house in Đắk Tô District while police were investigating their alleged crimes, before escaping on March 22, Bảo vệ pháp luật (Protection of law) online newspaper reported.

According to police in Đắk Tô, the men accused used hacksaws to cut the iron bars of the jail ventilation system to escape.

The accused include Phạm Văn Sơn, 43, of Hải Dương Province. He has eight criminal convictions for various charges, including theft.

He is currently serving a prison sentence at Thủ Đức prison and was sent to custody house in Đắk Tô by local police for investigation of a theft.

His fellow escapee Phan Tường Vinh, 28, of Diên Bình Commune, Đắk Tô District, was detained to investigate theft.

The other two fugitives, A Mến, 19, and A Thế, 25, residing in Văn Lem Commune, Đắk Tô District, were detained to investigate sex crimes.

After checking the scene, police seized three hacksaws in the defendants’ room.

Police and investigation agencies are hunting down the escapees. — VNS

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