HCMC – Bui Trong Quyen Anh and Ha Van Toan, deputy directors of the 34-05D auto registration and inspection center in Hai Duong Province, have been detained for allegedly taking bribes from vehicle owners.
The police apprehended Pham Van Nang, aged 39, director of Thien An Company in Hai Duong, and Nguyen Van Phuc, director of Car Alpha Company in Hanoi, last night, February 13, as they allegedly colluded with leaders of the auto testing center in the bribery case.
On February 9, the provincial police searched the 34-05D auto testing center in Lien Hong Commune in Hai Duong City for suspected violations of auto registration and inspection regulations.
The Hai Duong police are expanding the probe into the case, the local media reported.
On the same day, the police of Bac Kan Province filed charges against Tran Duc Duong, director of the Bac Kan 97-01D auto registration and inspection company, Hoang Huy Truong, deputy head of the company, and two technicians at the firm for allegedly taking bribes.
According to the investigation results, Duong directed his subordinates to take bribes and ignore technical errors and problems of vehicles from 2020 to 2022.
Over the past two months, the police have searched some 40 auto testing centers and pressed charges against more than 250 individuals at these facilities for taking and brokering bribes, falsifying documents, and manufacturing and trading equipment and software for illegal purposes.