Hoang Van Linh, 22, of Hoa Binh Province and Duong Van Hau, also 22, of Thai Nguyen Province would be charged with the murder of Cao Thanh Tam of Ben Cau District and robbery, they said.
The body of the 31-year-old victim was found in a sewer in a rubber plantation in Trang Bom District where they had allegedly dumped it.
After an autopsy, the police handed Tam’s body to his family for burial yesterday.
Tam’s family had earlier reported to the police that he did not return home after being hired by two men to drive them to Ho Chi Minh City on October 7.
On October 10 Linh turned up at the Tay Ninh traffic police department and pretended to be a relative of the dead man’s to get back his car papers that had been seized for a traffic offense.
The traffic police, who had been apprised by the Ben Cau police, arrested him.
From his confession, they arrested Hau in Tay Ninh and recovered Tam’s car, Phap Luat Online reported.
The duo told the police that they had hired Tam to drive them from the Moc Bai border in Tay Ninh to HCMC to get more money before returning to a casino in Cambodia to gamble.
Tam drove the men to a house on Ly Thuong Kiet Street in District 10, HCMC, Sunday evening and took them back to Moc Bai the next morning.
When the car arrived in Moc Bai, they asked Tam to stop and then strangled him to death.
They then drove the car to Dong Nai and threw Tam’s body into the sewer. Earlier, they had searched Tam’s clothes and found the traffic ticket issued by the Tay Ninh police.