Police in Ward 9 of District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City have remanded three persons into custody for printing and selling counterfeit Tet train tickets.
The three offenders are all from Ho Chi Minh City, namely Nguyen Trung Hieu, 24, from Thu Duc District; Tran Ba Dung, 27 and Tran Nu Hong Nhung, 25, from Tan Phu District.
Commander Lam Van Phuong, Head of the Ward 9 Police Department said that on January 9, Vu Thi Thanh Huong, 24, from the northern province of Nam Dinh come to Saigon Railway Station to reimburse a train ticket for the Vinh-Saigon route dated January 28. In the process the railway staff inadvertently uncovered a counterfeit racket.
Huong later told the police that a relative had bought the ticket on her behalf.
At 1pm on January 9, Nguyen Trung Hieu arrived at the Ward 9 Police Department in District 3 to submit 19 train tickets, as Hieu was the one to have sold the counterfeit ticket to Huong’s relative.
Hieu said that he had purchased a total of 51 tickets from Tran Nu Hong Nhung of which 32 had already been sold.
Nhung confessed to having asked Tran Ba Dung to print counterfeit tickets for a payment of VND2.6 million (US$124). Nhung then sold the 51 fake tickets to Hieu.
At the police station, Dung admitted to printing the counterfeit tickets for Nhung since December last year, but could not remember the exact number of tickets printed so far.
Dung printed the tickets at 431A Truong Chinh Street in Ward 14 of Tan Binh District, where police officials raided and seized one CPU drive, a scanning machine and some tools for printing the counterfeit tickets.
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