Violations at registration centres an organised corruption case: ministry spokesman hinh anh 1
Lieut. Gen. To An Xo (Photo: VNA)

The Departments of Public Security in localities have to date examined 32 centres and prosecuted 248 defendants on charges of "bribery brokerage", "giving bribes", "receiving bribes" and "forgery at work", Xo told the Government’s regular press conference on February 2.

Investigations show that some inspection and registration leaders received monthly and quarterly bribes from several registration centres to ignore errors in dossiers of vehicle owners, or violations during periodical or unexpected inspections and assessments.

Regarding Viet A and rescue flight cases – which have drawn great public concern, Lieut. Gen. Xo said that the ministry is striving to complete investigations into  them within the first quarter of 2023.

So far, 104 people involved have faced initial criminal proceedings in connection with the COVID-19 test kit overcharging scandal at Viet A Technologies JSC, with a total 1.7 trillion VND (72.5 million USD) confiscated, frozen or voluntarily returned by the defendants.

Meanwhile, 41 others have been arrested for investigation in the bribery case relating to flights bringing overseas Vietnamese home during the COVID-19 outbreaks./. VNA