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Prince William seals engagement with Diana’s ring

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

Trans-national drug ring busted

In Uncategorized on May 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Trans-national drug ring busted

QĐND – Saturday, May 22, 2010, 21:22 (GMT+7)

The police have asked the Supreme People’s Procuracy to prosecute eight suspects in an international drug trafficking case, including five Nigerians and one Zimbabwean, after finishing investigations.

32-year-old Nnaji David Ete and his Vietnamese wife Phan Thi Thanh Le are the leaders of the ring, which smuggled illicit drugs by air from India into Vietnam, mostly in Ho Chi Minh City , from where they forwarded the drug to a third country for sale.

The suspects admitted trafficking over 11 kg of heroin from 2008 to June, 2009 when they were arrested.

They said they used to hire poor women to transport the drugs into Vietnam or to other countries, mainly China.

During the raid in June, 2009, HCM City police also discovered that the ring even had a secret workshop where they pressed heroin into pills for easy transportation.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Underground marriage ring foiled at Tan Son Nhat

In Social life on March 17, 2010 at 2:47 am

Underground marriage ring foiled at Tan Son Nhat

QĐND – Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

To escape police notice, four Korean men appraised eighteen prospective brides in the parking lot at Tan Son Nhat Airport on March 15. However, the illegal marriage brokerage was discovered and three Vietnamese brokers were nabbed by HCM City police.

The Vietnamese brokers were Nguyen Thi Anh Nguyet, 32, Pham Thi Quyen, 32 and Pham Thanh Tung, 34. Nguyet was in charge of recruiting “prospective brides” while Tung searched for Korean “grooms”. 

Among four Korean men who were detained were two “grooms” – Cho Hyeongeun, 39, and Kim Beomsik, 47, and two brokers – Kim Okdo and Kim Yeong Sull, both 48.  

The 18 girls came from Mekong Delta provinces. 

Each Korean groom was to pay $4000 if they successfully “selected” a bride, including $1600 for the Korean brokers and $1500 for the Vietnamese brokers. The selected girls were to receive only three million dong ($160) each. 

The police headquarters in Tan Binh district (HCMC) said on March 15 that they have compiled dossiers on some 20 individuals connected to the underground marriage ring.

Source: VietnamNet

Source: QDND

Annual charity concert, auction to ring in New Year

In Vietnam Culture on December 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm

An annual charity event titled Noi vong tay lon (Joining Hands Together) will be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on December 31 and broadcast live on Vietnam Television’s VTV3 channel and HCMC Television’s HTV9 channel.

Valuable items including a gemstone painting, a set of bronze incense burners (L), Lac Hong cup and a 24K gold-plated cup (R) will be auctioned to raise money for the poor.

The highlight of the concert will be an auction of valuable items including Vietnam’s biggest cup, called Lac Hong, and a 24K gold-plated cup.

In addition, a gemstone art piece depicting the Ha Long Carnival Festival, a set of Vietnamese bronze incense burners decorated with carved a lion playing with a ball, and a Vespa motorbike granted to the Blind Association by State President Nguyen Minh Triet will be auctioned on the website to raise funds for the poor.

The annual New Year’s Eve program organized by the Vietnamese Fatherland Front and Vietnam Television will also review the 2009 movement themed “Day for the poor.” The program aims to continue achievements in poverty elimination by providing poor families with new homes and social security policies.


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Pollution levels ring alarm bells

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Nghe An’s Anh Son Cement Factory emits dangerous smoke into the air. Serious polluters will face strict punishment for violations.— VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Ha

HA NOI — Currently 4,000 factories in the country are causing serious environmental pollution, Nghiem Vu Khai, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Science, Technology and Environment has announced.

The findings were announced on Tuesday after the committee’s recent investigation of environmental protection in 20 provinces and cities.

Khai said the findings were even more damaging than expected, with an alarming volume of domestic and industrial waste being dumped into the environment.

He said the department planned to apply the highest punishments available under the Environment Protection Law to these polluters, which included both enterprises and hospitals.

If the culprits are found credit-worthy, however, they will be allowed to borrow money from the Environment Protection Fund to improve their waste treatment systems and try to fix the effects of their pollution, said Truong Manh Tien, the director of the fund.

Enterprises along the Cau, Nhue, Day, Dong Nai and Han rivers will take priority, said Tien.

The committee suggested that the Government publish specific guiding documents, from which the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, provinces and relevant sectors can use as reference to punish environmental offenders in industrial and urban areas.

Incidents where environment violations are so severe they fall under Criminal Law will be raised to higher levels, said Khai.

Khai stressed that it was necessary for local authorities to manage environment protection in their localities, improve the efficiency of environment protection activities, build environment observation and analysis stations and allocate capital for these activities. —