8 arrested for setting up 'extremely dangerous' road traps in northern Vietnam

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A photo from Thai Binh police shows spiky traps they have picked up from a local street A photo from Thai Binh police shows spiky traps they have picked up from a local street

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Police in the northern province of Thai Binh have arrested eight people for setting up road traps at night that caused flat tires.
The eight suspects, between 18 and 34, will be investigated under charges of damaging others’ properties.
Police officers earlier this month received a complaint from a truck driver that his car hit some sharp and pointy traps and went flat on the night of October 27.
The spiky traps were made from metal water pipes, police said. 
The driver said the trap was “extremely dangerous” as it threatened the life of people traveling on the street.
He said it cost him VND4.5 million (US$200) to fix the tire.
Police arrested the suspects after more than ten days of investigation.
They have not revealed the purpose of the action.
Vietnam has arrested a number of road trap setters, who wanted to make the victims use their tire fixing service.
Several have been sent to jail while most of the violators only had to pay a cash fine of around $100-300.

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