Vietnam cracks down on police uniform scam

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Vietnam police uniformsPolice in Vietnam have taken action against a widespread problem involving fake police uniforms that enables scamsters to pose as false police personnel and collect fines from motorists and passers-by.

In the recent past authorities around Vietnam have arrested and punished several people for wearing police uniforms and collecting “fines” from traffic violators, Thanh Nien News reported. They each got 12 to 15 years in jail after being found guilty in trial.

It turned out that there exists a network of illegal production, transport, trade and use of police uniforms. Trainees at police schools and officers were also trading or giving away their uniforms. Tien Phong newspaper reported that the uniforms were sold on sidewalks in Hanoi for between $5 to $10, and local authorities had ignored it.

The interior ministry acted  and authorities seized uniforms, caps, belts, stripes, and medals from shops, the report said.

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Police in Vietnam have taken action against a widespread problem involving fake police uniforms that enables scamsters to pose as false police personnel and collect fines from motorists and passers-by.

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Vietnam police uniformsPolice in Vietnam have taken action against a widespread problem involving fake police uniforms that enables scamsters to pose as false police personnel and collect fines from motorists and passers-by.

In the recent past authorities around Vietnam have arrested and punished several people for wearing police uniforms and collecting “fines” from traffic violators, Thanh Nien News reported. They each got 12 to 15 years in jail after being found guilty in trial.

It turned out that there exists a network of illegal production, transport, trade and use of police uniforms. Trainees at police schools and officers were also trading or giving away their uniforms. Tien Phong newspaper reported that the uniforms were sold on sidewalks in Hanoi for between $5 to $10, and local authorities had ignored it.

The interior ministry acted  and authorities seized uniforms, caps, belts, stripes, and medals from shops, the report said.

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