Police in the Mekong Delta's Can Tho Province have proposed that criminal charges be filed against six people for running a racket that sold more than 1,000 fake driver licenses.
The operation was discovered in October last year when a resident exposed 44-year-old Ngo Van Ho.
Ho and another ring member Duong Van Kim, 57, were caught in April as the former was receiving 18 fake driver's licenses, one fake high school certificate and related documents from Kim to deliver to customers.
Further investigations led to the arrest of Nguyen Dinh Manh, 32, Nguyen Dinh Sau, 26, Tran Van Bay, 39, and Nguyen Ba Cong, 33.
Ho said that his brother in law, only identified as Huu, had introduced him to Manh to run this business.
The ring members confessed that since April 2010, they had produced and sold a total of 1,170 fake driver licenses, three fake boat captain licenses and three fake high school certificates.
All the documents were sold in the south, including Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong Province, and other localities in the Mekong Delta.
The ring charged between VND800,000 and 12 million (US$39-583) for a driver license, depending on if it was for motorbikes or cars.
Each high school certificate cost VND5-7 million and a captian's license VND13-16 million.