HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Public Security have issued a nationwide wanted notice against the director-general of Nhật Cường Technic Co Ltd, the parent company of a popular well-known smartphone chain store in Hà Nội.
Bùi Quang Huy, born in 1974 in Hà Nội, together with eight other colleagues at the company, were earlier charged with “smuggling” and “violations of accounting regulations, resulting in serious consequences” on May 14.
Huy was alleged to have led an organised crime ring involved in cross-border smuggling and making two accounting books to hide trillions of đồng revenues from tax authorities.
According to C03, the police department for corruption, economic crimes and smuggling, Huy’s last known location was at his residence at the Golden West Lake, an upscale apartment building in the Tây Hồ District of Hà Nội.
The police said they might issue an international wanted notice if necessary.
“Everyone has the right to arrest and escort the wanted individual to the nearest police station, People’s Procuracy or People’s Committee building,” the notice said, adding that after capturing the suspect, one must immediately notify the economic criminal police department at 47 Phạm Văn Đồng, Cầu Giấy District, Hà Nội.
Starting in 2001 as a small mobile repair shop, Nhật Cường Mobile became one of the best-known retailers of smartphones and other mobile devices. When investigation started, it boasted nine stores with one warranty centre in Hà Nội,
On May 9 police searched many of the Nhật Cường Mobile chain stores across Hà Nội and found a series of violations.
Thousands of mobile phones, tablets and accessories, together with multiple boxes of documents were confiscated.
The website of the company and its Facebook page were taken down, while Nhật Cường service hotlines were also not available.
Customers could still get their devices purchased at Nhật Cường to the warranty centre in Hà Nội to get the problems fixed. — VNS