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Phu Bai airport official arrested over graft

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Tran Xuan Long, office chief of the Phu Bai International Airport in Thua Thien-Hue Province, has been detained for alleged appropriation of VND5 billion.

The provincial investigators yesterday, July 26, issued a decision prosecuting and arresting Long, aged 43, residing in the central province’s Huong Thuy Town, on charges of property embezzlement, reported Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.

Earlier, the provincial police had launched an investigation and started legal proceedings against a graft case.

According to initial investigation results, from October in 2017 to January this year, during his time to join the management and operation of the Phu Bai airport, Long had abused his position and power to appropriate VND5 billion by franchising taxi services at the airport to Phu Hoang Thinh JSC (Vang Taxi) and TC Hue Taxi Company (Thanh Cong Taxi).

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