Lee Lih Cheng. Photo: thanhnien.com.vn
Malaysian Lee Lih Cheng was sentenced to two years in prison for transporting fake credit cards and other valuable papers by the People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on April 13 th .
Cheng was arrested on Sep. 5 th , 2011 after arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport. While making a routine search of her luggage, police and customs officers discovered 50 credit cards and two passports and all of them were forgeries. Lee was going to use the fake cards to buy electronics equipment in Vietnam.
At the trial, she pleaded guilty and asked the judge for clemency. However, according to the Jury, Lee’s crime was particularly serious as she has violated Vietnam’s financial system management right and could have caused instability in the business community.