Prominent pharma exec arrested in Ho Chi Minh City

By Thanh Tung, Thanh Nien News

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A black Ministry of Public Security car parked out front of the offices of a pharmaceutical company in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Bach Duong A black Ministry of Public Security car parked out front of the offices of a pharmaceutical company in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Bach Duong

Officers from the Ministry of Public Security arrested a prominent pharmaceutical executive in Ho Chi Minh on Friday afternoon.

Nguyen Minh Hung, chairman and CEO of the VN Pharma, a Ho Chi Minh City-based company, was transferred to Hanoi for further investigation that same day.

Police searched Hung’s office on Ba Thang Hai Street the same night, carting off a number of documents.

No search was conducted at Hung's home, a few blocks away.

A report by VietnamNet news website said that Hung was arrested for falsifying his company’s profile to win contracts worth billions of dong to provide drugs to local hospitals.

The three-year old company has grown at an “unbelievable speed” with many branches around the country.

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