Members of the criminal gang hear their fate in court. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Đức Hoảnh
TÂY NINH — Eleven people have been jailed for stealing from containers taking goods overseas.
The gang was led by Lê Văn Tám who organised the criminal enterprise. The Tây Ninh People’s Court on Wednesday sentenced him to 19 years in prison.
Lê Văn Minh was jailed for 18 years for the thefts and a further five years for forging documents to cover their tracks.
From April 2017 to May 2018, Tám and his accomplices stole VNĐ12.68 billion (US$551,300) worth of goods from 13 containers.
But police caught the gang red-handed when they tried to break into a container loaded with bicycles in An Thạnh Commune, Bến Cầu District, the southern province of Tây Ninh.
The court was told the gang had drivers who would help arrange the thefts. — VNS