Two women in the northern province of Quang Ninh have been arrested for cheating a tourist who bought two kilos of their lima beans.
According to the local police, Dinh Thi Hao and Nguyen Thi Lan who both live in Uong Bi City sold the lima beans to Tran Thi Tuyet for around VND2 million (USD86.95) per kilo. The bean just cost VND100,000 (USD4.34) per kilo in the market.
At the police station, the women admitted their violation.
This is among efforts of Quang Ninh’s police to deal with harassment of tourists.
Provincial authorities have also advised travellers to buy products at licensed shops and stalls. In case, they face any problems, they can call the hotline available at 0233 6282282 - 0913265009.
Meanwhile, Quang Ninh is also struggling to tackle those who co-operate with traders to tail and overcharge visitors. Dtinews