Howard Daniel writes:
"My wife Phung found this article and forwarded it to me. It is a little old but has the materials in the photograph included in the article to create the notes. Interesting that the authorities would do this."
Thanks. The article was published on July 4, 2020.
Police in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau have broken up a large-scale ring of making, storing and consuming counterfeit money that operates across several southern provinces and cities.
As many as 13 people involved in the ring have been prosecuted, of whom 12 have been arrested while a fugitive is being wanted, Colonel Le Ba Trung, head of the provincial Department of Police's security and investigation unit, said on Saturday.
All means to produce counterfeit money and nearly 400 illicit VND500,000 (US$21.6) banknotes about to enter circulation were also confiscated.
The ring was detected after police in Song Xoai Commune of Phu My Town caught red-handed Tran Anh Khoa, 28, and Huynh Thi Kim Ngoc, 25, using counterfeit money to purchase goods.
Scanning the couple on the spot, the officers discovered 200 counterfeit VND500,000 banknotes.
Khoa then confessed that he had bought the illegal banknotes online.
The provincial security and investigation police unit was able to identify the seller as Le Ngoc Hai, hailing from My An Town in Thap Muoi District in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.
Functional forces searched Hai's residence in My An and seized many exhibits and equipment that he used to make the counterfeit money, including a computer, a color printer, a scanner and colorings.
Hai told the police that he came up with the idea of making counterfeit money earlier this year and went online to look up the methods.
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Large-scale counterfeit money ring busted in southern Vietnam
Wayne Homren, Editor
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