Cop pulls gun on investigators looking for illegal timber in Vietnam

By Trung Chuyen – Ngoc Anh, Thanh Nien News

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A police officer in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak raised his gun at a team of colleagues to stop them from searching his house for illegal timber.
Nguyen Nang Chung, chairman of Cu Kuin District, on Thursday confirmed that Major Vo Ngoc Quang, a district investigator, had pulled a gun on the investigators.
No follow-up actions have been taken, Chung said.
Quang was notified of a plan to search his and his father-in-law's home on November 13 during a meeting attended by Dak Lak police and Cu Kuin and Krong Ana District forest management officials.
The officials allegedly told Quang that they had received complaints alleging that he was storing and trafficking timber.
During the meeting, Quang agreed to let the officials to enter his house one by one, but others disagreed.
So he drew his gun, forcing them to flee, Chung said.

Major Vo Ngoc Quang, a district investigator in Dak Lak Province, is accused of raising his gun at a team of colleagues to stop them from searching his house for illegal timber. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre


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