Vietnam arrests fugitive wanted by China in $2.9 mil graft case

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Yin Wen Sheng (L), a Chinese power official, watches as Vietnamese police and Chinese officials sign papers to bring him back to China to face a grand bribery probe. File photo Yin Wen Sheng (L), a Chinese power official, watches as Vietnamese police and Chinese officials sign papers to bring him back to China to face a grand bribery probe. File photo

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Police in Vietnam have arrested a Chinese senior official wanted by investigators in his home country for a US$2.9 million bribery scandal in the power sector. 
Officers from the Ministry of Public Security  arrested Yin Wen Sheng in Nha Trang in central Vietnam and transferred him to Chinese officials in Hanoi on June 18, local media reported. 
Sheng, director of the power department in Guangdong, escaped to Vietnam after his bribery accomplice admitted to taking around 18 million yuan.
Chinese authorities put out an international warrant on him and asked Vietnamese colleagues for help after they traced him to Vietnam.
Investigation found Sheng took bribes in different occasions in exchange for his approving of power projects.

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