HCMC – Lai Phu Hop, director of the Automobile Registration and Inspection Center 47-06D in the Central Highlands province of Daklak, has been detained for allegedly accepting bribes.
The Daklak police yesterday, February 16, arrested Hop and Mai Huynh Le Thu, deputy director of An Phat Company, along with five staff members for bribe taking.
The investigation shows that they conspired with each other to receive bribes from drivers and automobile owners to turn a blind eye to vehicles’ failures to meet technical and environmental standards to run on the road and grant them an inspection stamp.
The police have yet to announce the amount of money and the number of vehicles certified as eligible for use by bribery.
Over the past two months, police in many provinces and cities nationwide have launched probes into violations of auto inspection and registration regulations, resulting in the shutdown of many auto testing centers.
They inspected nearly 40 centers and filed charges against 300 individuals for bribe brokering, giving and taking, and falsifying documents at auto registration and inspection centers.