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Over 240 face charges for alleged violations in auto testing

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The police have so far searched 32 vehicle registration and inspection centers nationwide and pressed charges against 248 individuals working at these facilities, said a Ministry of Public Security (MPS) official.

They were accused of taking bribes, falsifying documents, manufacturing, trading, and providing equipment and software for illegal purposes, Lieutenant General To An Xo, spokesperson of the MPS, said at a regular Government press briefing yesterday, February 2.

“This is an organized bribery case involving Vietnam Register officials and leaders of vehicle testing centers across the country, causing substantial losses for society,” he said.

Investigations found that a number of Vietnam Register officials allegedly took bribes from auto testing centers on a monthly and quarterly basis to overlook violations while providing auto testing services, the MPS spokesperson added.

The fact that these suspects infringed violations in auto testing activities is one of the reasons behind traffic accidents in the country, Xo continued.

As for two cases linked to Viet A test kits and Covid-19 repatriation flights, which have captured public attention, Xo said that the police in January filed charges against 41 people in the repatriation flight bribery scandal, up by two suspects month-on-month.

Besides, 104 more suspected were prosecuted for their alleged involvement in the Viet A test kit case, up by two suspects month-on-month.

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