Man gets 9 years for smuggling cars from Cambodia to Vietnam

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A Ho Chi Minh City court Monday handed down a nine-year jail term to the Vietnamese chief of a Cambodian company for smuggling cars to Vietnam, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

Nguyen Hong Quang, 43, director of HQQ Limited Company, was found guilty of "smuggling" and "forging documents."

In 2004 he went came to Cambodia on business, met Tung, a Vietnamese trader who smuggled cars to Vietnam, and set up a company himself.

In 2007 and 2008 he bought two Toyota Camry's for US$18,000 each and a Lexus for $30,000 from Tung, all of them without any papers.

He hired some people to forge their papers, including the registration, brought them to Vietnam, and sold the Camry's to a person for a profit of $10,000.

In August 2010 the police discovered the cars' papers were fake and started investigating.

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