Police crack fake resistance war medal ring

Police from Chau Thanh District in the northern province of Nghe An revoked 19 fake resistance war medals on July 29 and detained four men involved in a ring that makes counterfeit resistance war medals.

Police also prepared file lawsuits against those involved.

Four men of the counterfeiters include ringleader Chu Van Kinh, 32, a resident of Dien Dong Commune, Dien Chau District, Tran Minh Chau, 60, Dang Trong Dieu, 57, and Nguyen Tien Khai, 64; three of them are from Yen Thanh District.

On July 26, police caught Dieu, resident of Long Thanh Commune, distributing ten Class I resistance war medals to people of the Khanh Thanh Commune.

Dieu was paid VND500,000 – 600,000 (US$25-30) for each medal from receivers.

At the investigation office, Chau, resident of the Long Thanh Commune, admitted he was offered to produce medals for VND200,000 ($10) apiece by Khai and Dieu.

Chau planned to resell medals at a profit, per Dieu’s suggestion.

Khai gave himself up when police summoned him.

Police now seek to arrest the ringleader Kinh.

By D.Cuong, translated by Thanh Huong

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