5 arrested for smuggling diesel to Vietnam from Cambodia

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Police in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang Monday arrested five people for allegedly smuggling in diesel worth more than VND72 billion (US$3.4 million) from Cambodia, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.


They said Doan Duc Dau, 32, the alleged mastermind behind the smuggling, went to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, in 2010 to meet a man who sold diesel to Vietnamese fishermen at VND2,000-5,000 (9.5-23 cents) per liter less than in Vietnam, and struck a deal to buy from him.


Dau and another man named Phan Tan Phuc, 32, organized the purchase of diesel from the Cambodian and sale to Vietnamese fishermen.


Of their three accomplices, Luong Hoang Nam, 31, has been granted bail on account of serious illness.

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