The producer of fake vehicle licence plates. — Photo vnexpress.net
HÀ NỘI — A man in Hà Nội has been arrested for producing counterfeit vehicle licence plates.
Police in Hà Nội’s Hoàn Kiếm District discovered a shop producing counterfeit licence plates for cars and bikes. This morning, officers searched the shop on 46 Trần Nhật Duật Street and discovered a number of license plates and tools to manufacture them.
The shop’s owner was named as Đào Gia T, residing in Đống Đa District. The man admitted to buying a pressing machine from a stranger for VNĐ7 million (US$300) and producing the plates.
The fake plates were sold at prices of VNĐ150,000 to 400,000 (US$6.5 to US$17) each, with prices differing depending on the vehicle.
The police arrested T and seized the pressing machine, a stamp with a police logo, 30 fake plates and 20 aluminum ingots.
The case is under further investigation. — VNS