The director of a company in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, southern Vietnam has been arrested on suspicion of producing and selling fake gasoline.
A source close to Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper confirmed on Sunday that the provincial Department of Public Security had apprehended Vo Hoai Phuong, 38, director of Gia Khiem Transport Company, on Saturday evening.
The arrest came after officers caught a tank truck red-handed pumping chemicals into the gasoline tank of the Gia Khiem Vung Tau petroleum retail store, run by Gia Khiem Company, in Phu My Town.
The truck driver claimed he had transported about 11 metric tons of chemicals from a company in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City to the Gia Khiem Vung Tau petroleum store under the direction of Phuong.
|Chemicals used in the production of fake gasoline are confiscated by police in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. Photo: Quan Truong / Tien Phong|
Police also managed to stop another tank truck as it was carrying fake gasoline from the store to two filling stations in Son Binh and Binh Gia Communes in Chau Duc District, Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
On the same evening, officers searched Phuong’s house in Ho Chi Minh City and confiscated a large amount of coloring powder, hundreds of millions of dong (VND100 million = US$4,300), and related documents.
Further investigation is ongoing.
|Police inspect fuel trucks at the Gia Khiem Vung Tau petroleum retail store in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. Photo: Quan Truong / Tien Phong|
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14 children hospitalized after drinking milk at school in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Some 14 elementary students in My Tho City of Tien Giang Province, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, were hospitalized for food poisoning treatment after drinking a milk product at their school on Friday.
They were admitted to Tien Giang General Hospital, which confirmed the admission on the night of the same day.
The children suffered from nausea and stomachache.
Their health basically resumed stable condition after treatment and all were released at 7:00 pm on Friday.
They are students of Nguyen Trai Elementary School in My Tho, the capital city of Tien Giang.
Phan Minh Tan, principal of the school, said the children drank a milk product provided by a company in Ho Chi Minh City at around 2:00 pm on Friday and 14 of them started feeling sick shortly after.
Health authorities in Tien Giang have tested the samples of the dairy product to investigate the cause of the case.
Ho Chi Minh City woman sentenced to death for murder, abuse of fiancé’s daughter
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Friday sentenced a woman to death for beating her fiancé’s eight-year-old daughter to death last year.
The death penalty was handed down to Nguyen Vo Quynh Trang, 27, for ‘murder,’ along with a three-year imprisonment for ‘torturing others.’
The judge panel also gave Nguyen Kim Trung Thai, the murdered child’s 37-year-old father, three years in prison for ‘torturing others’ and an additional five years for ‘concealing crimes.’
The criminal behavior of the defendants is particularly dangerous for society as they committed crimes against a child, according to the city People’s Procuracy.
It is thus necessary to remove them from social life permanently.
Trang and Thai had lived together for over a year, from the time Thai divorced his ex-wife and was given custody of the daughter in 2020.
Trang had frequently beaten the eight-year-old girl and forced her to do chores, investigation found.
When rods broke due to repeated beatings, she switched to wooden implements.
On December 22 last year, Trang beat the girl so badly that she fainted.
The girl was taken to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Her wounds and bruises prompted doctors to contact police.
Thai then deleted all the camera data of his apartment to conceal the crime.
The case triggered indignation among people nationwide.
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