American passenger found carrying guns

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VietNam News English - 52 month(s) ago 10 readings

Four undeclared and unlicensed shotguns were found in the check-in luggage of an American passenger flying to Hong Kong from HCM City on Monday.

HCM CITY —

The guns were seized by Tan Son Nhat Airport customs officers and transferred to HCM City Customs Department on Wednesday.

Former Gov't inspector given life sentence

HA NOI — Ha Noi People's Court gave Nguyen Van Ha, a former Government inspector, a life sentence yesterday for appropriating over VND26 billion (US$1.3 million) and 23.8 ounces of gold.

Ha, 44, took advantage of his position and told victims that he was able to obtain house ownership certificates for them in exchange for money.

However, the victims who own land in Ha Noi and the northern provinces of Vinh Phuc and Quang Ninh did not receive documents or certificates as Ha promised.

The victims reported Ha to the city's police in late 2008. — VNS

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