Vietnam police seek charges against bomb threat maker

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Vietnamese police have proposed the country's highest justice office, the People's Supreme Procuracy, press charges against a former Vietnam Airlines employee for making flight bomb threats last year.


According to investigations' conclusions, Nguyen Bang Viet, 37, a former coordinator of the national carrier's flight attendants, on November 9 texted some VNA agencies, saying that a customer carried a bomb on a flight from Hanoi to Cambodia's Siem Reap.


This prompted VNA to delay the flight for over three hours for investigations, leading to losses of more than VND213 million (US$10,339).


But, no explosive device was found, investigators said.


According to investigators, Viet made the threat due to "personal conflicts."


Viet will face charges of "interfering in air traffic," which can make him get a jail term of up to five years.


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