Police surround Tâm Hồng Phước Hospital to arrest 14 people for causing public disorder. — VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Tuyên
ĐỒNG NAI — Police in Đồng Nai Province have arrested 14 people for causing public disorder at Tâm Hồng Phước Hospital.
Initial reports revealed that on Saturday, Đặng Quang Toàn, 38, and 13 others went to the hospital, which is on Nguyễn Ái Quốc Road, Trảng Dài Ward in Biên Hòa District. They confronted Nguyễn Thế Thử, the director of the hospital, to demand repayment of a debt.
More than 100 police officers were sent to the scene and arrested all 14.
Director Thử admitted to the police that he borrowed VNĐ550 million (US$23,600) from Toàn. Toàn demanded VNĐ25 million (more than $1,000) in interest per day.
Recently, many illegal money lending rings were reported in the province, causing concern among local residents. The rings often offer loans with astronomical rates of interest.
Director of Đồng Nai Police Vũ Hồng Văn said that the police would work to destroy the gangs. — VNS