Another suspect identified in Vietnam's cancer drug smuggling case

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A co-founder of Ho Chi Minh City-based VN Pharma has been placed under an investigation for his role in the company's illegal importing of cancer drugs worth more than US$750,000.
Pham Anh Kiet, 52, is accused of helping VN Pharma's executives fake documents and stamps to enable the smuggling in April last year, Tuoi Tre newspaper quoted the Ministry of Public Security's investigators as saying on Friday.
Kiet, now CEO of Saigon Pharmaceutical Company, is allowed to be free during the investigation, it said.
Since the case was busted in September last year, investigators have placed seven people under investigation, five of whom were taken into custody.
Chairman and CEO Nguyen Manh Hung, 37, together with his two deputies were among the suspects.
VN Pharma, which has branches in Hanoi and the Mekong Delta provinces of An Giang and Ca Mau, won many large public contracts to supply medicine to hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City prior to the scandal.

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