Japanese police arrested a Vietnamese man for his alleged role in a ring that sent at least 500 million yen (US$4.87 million) in illegal remittances to Vietnam, Asahi Shimbun reported Tuesday.
According to the Japanese newspaper, Fukuoka Prefecture’s police are now hunting for another Vietnamese man for his role in the scheme.
Tran Xuan Chinh, 27, is suspected of illegally sending around one million yen ($9,700) on five different occasions between August and November, on behalf of four Vietnamese people living in Fukuoka.
Chinh, a student at a Japanese language school and his unnamed accomplice were believed to have sent a total of 500 million yen for 600 Vietnamese people in 38 administrative divisions of Japan between June 2011 and February of this year, according to the report.
Their investigation remains underway.
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