HCMC – The Police Investigation Agency of Thua Thien-Hue Province has detained Hoang Van Duc, director of the provincial Center for Disease Control (CDC), and launched criminal proceedings against him for allegedly violating bidding regulations and gouging prices of Covid test kits.
The agency also charged Ha Thuc Nhat, chief accountant at the Thua Thien-Hue CDC, with his involvement in the case, the local media reported.
After searching their houses and workplaces at the headquarters of the CDC, the police found multiple relevant documents, exhibits and cash.
The Thua Thien-Hue CDC is one of the agencies listed as involved in the Viet A case by the Ministry of Public Security.
However, Duc affirmed that he received no money from the Viet A Company, Tuoi Tre Online reported.
The police are further investigating the case.