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Ministry of Public Security releases corruption, criminal case numbers for Q1

As many as 218 cases of corruption and position-related crimes with 708 individuals involved were detected in the first quarter of this year, the Ministry of Public Security revealed at a press conference on March 28.

Tour company director organises illegal immigration to Canada

A tour operator is under investigation over allegations she illegally sent people to work abroad.

New, sophisticated forms of crime arise in 2022

More than 86,700 criminal cases have been detected and prosecuted in 2022, up 2.4 per cent from the previous year. The procuracy sector has received and handled nearly 145,000 sources of information about crimes.

Crime rate linked to corruption cases increases: Ministry of Public Security

Emerging crimes are in areas of securities, corporate bond issuance, violations in bidding, auction and public procurement activities.

Taxi driver detained after stealing phones of Russian tourists in Hanoi

Hang Bong Ward’s police on Thursday said they have detained a taxi driver who is alleged to have stolen two smartphones from Russian tourists in Hanoi on Thursday morning.

Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong gets the sack

The prime minister has decided to fire Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong for his serious violations while on duty.

Trafficking rings in gold, dollars and drugs uncovered in pre-Tet period

A number of agencies have recently discovered multiple smuggling and drug trafficking cases that were handling large quantities.

Viet A found to have imported Covid test kits from China

Viet A Technology Corporation has been found to have imported three million rapid Covid-19 test kits named Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Antigen Test (Colloidal Gold) from China at US$0.995, or VND21,560 per kit in the last four months of last year.

Former director of Bach Mai admits violations in inflating price of medical equipment

Hanoi’s People's Court on Thursday opened the first instance trial on the inflation of prices of medical equipment in Bach Mai Hospital, one of the biggest hospitals in Vietnam under the management of the Ministry of Health.

Bank robber arrested after buying motorbike with stolen money

A suspected bank robber has been arrested days after posting photographs of himself on Facebook posing with a US$32,000 motorbike he purchased a day after the robbery.

Family worship place in Long An province under investigation

The Department of Public Security of southern Long An province has decided to commence legal proceedings against individuals involved in wrongdoings at “Tinh that bong lai”, a family Buddhist worship place.

PM orders expediting investigation into Viet A case

The PM has asked the Ministry of Public Security to coordinate with other relevant agencies and localities to speed up and expand the investigation into the price gouging of Covid-19 test kits at the Viet A Technology Corporation. 

Ministry apologizes for incorrectly saying Viet A test kits were approved by WHO

The Ministry of Science and Technology has apologized for incorrectly announcing that Viet A Technology Corporation’s Covid-19 test kit was approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Getting rich or ending up in prison from land deals

During a group discussion at the latest National Assembly session, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that many people got rich thanks to land, but many others have been imprisoned due to land.

When officials join hands with ‘preying stalkers’ in land bids

Many wrongdoings related to land auctions and bids have been exposed recently. Most of the defendants in the land irregularity cases are high-ranking officials of agencies and institutions.

Famous businesswomen meet in prison because of land irregularities

Nguyen Thi Loan, Chau Thi Thu Nga, Pham Thi Tuyet Nhung and Truong Thi Kim Soan, once famous businesswomen in the real estate market, have had to pay for their illegal business affairs.

Medicine, land baron detained for law violations

The Hanoi Police have prosecuted and detained Nguyen Thi Loan, Chairwoman of Vimedimex Medi-Pharma JSC, for alleged violations of land auction regulations.

Foreigners take advantage of traveling to commit drug crime: police warn

The Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security warned that many foreigners have been taking advantage of traveling to Vietnam to commit a drug crime.

Tokyo prosecutors: No 'appeal' for Vietnamese girl murder case

Tokyo prosecutors have decided not to ask the supreme court to review a case involving a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl, who was killed in Chiba prefecture in 2017.