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.