2 arrested for destroying supermarket milk following infant’s diarrhea

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The product that Nguyen Canh Cuong destroyed at a supermarket in Nghe An. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre The product that Nguyen Canh Cuong destroyed at a supermarket in Nghe An. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre


Nghe An Province police have arrested two men for destroying seven cans of milk belonging to a supermarket after the product had allegedly caused the infant son of one of them to suffer from diarrhea.
The two are Nguyen Canh Cuong, 28, and his brother Nguyen Van Hung, 49, of Vinh city.
In May Cuong had bought three cans of a Japanese brand of milk at Tu Bac Supermarket for his child Nguyen Canh Tan Phat.
On May 28 he had complained to the supermarket owner that his son had severe diarrhea because of the milk.
He said the baby only had the milk bought at the supermarket besides breast milk.
The supermarket’s owner, Nguyen Thi Bac, 40, said she would contact the product distributor, Hanoi-based SNB Company.
However, the company and supermarket failed to reach a compromise with Cuong.
On July 14 Cuong and Hung went to the supermarket, insulted the staff and took away the seven milk cans, costing VND3.7 million (US$165), to destroy outside it.
Some unidentified person filmed the act and uploaded it online, where it has gone viral, prompting the police to investigate.
At the police station, Cuong’s wife Cao Thi Hoai Nhung offered to pay for the milk he destroyed. But Bac refused the money, saying Cuong did not mean to buy it.
The police said Hung had a long criminal record and they found a police uniform, handcuffs and some heroin at his house.
They are also investigating Bac’s claim that she had paid Cuong and Hung VND30 million when they came to complain.
Meanwhile, the Nghe An Market Management Agency said the product is sold legally at the supermarket and it can only test its quality if asked by someone or some agency.

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