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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung was arrested

HanoiMr. To Anh Dung, 58, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, was arrested on charges of accepting bribes while conducting a “rescue flight”.

On April 14, Lieutenant General To An Xo, Chief of the Office and spokesman of the Ministry of Public Security, said that Mr. Dung was prosecuted and detained by the Security Investigation Agency (Ministry of Public Security) for crimes Bribery.

Arrested on the same charges were Mr. Pham Trung Kien (41 years old, Specialist of Medical Equipment and Construction Department, Ministry of Health) and Vu Anh Tuan (43 years old, former officer of Immigration Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade). an).

Mr. Dung started his diplomatic career in 1991 when he worked at the Department of Southeast Asia – South Asia – South Pacific. He then went through many positions in this ministry and in 2019 was appointed as Deputy Foreign Minister.

Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung.  Photo: Baoquocte

Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung. Image: Baoquocte

This is a new move when the authorities expand the investigation into the case of giving bribes and accepting bribes that occurred at the Consular Department (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and related provinces and cities.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Vietnam has organized nearly 800 flights, bringing home more than 200,000 citizens from more than 60 countries and territories. When flights were opened, many people had to buy very expensive tickets and cumbersome procedures.

In the investigation, on January 28, the Investigation Security Agency prosecuted and arrested Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong Lan (48 years old, Director of Consular Department) and three subordinates, Do Hoang Tung (42 years old, Deputy Director); Le Tuan Anh (40 years old, Chief of Office of Consular Department); Luu Tuan Dung (35 years old, Deputy Head of the Citizens Protection Department of the Consular Department). All four are under investigation Bribery.

Two months later, Ms. Nguyen Dieu Mo (42 years old, General Director of An Binh Aviation Trading and Tourism Company Limited) was arrested on charges of Give bribes.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security said that these people have taken advantage of the policy for personal gain. The case happened for a long time, the suspect “deals very fiercely, causing the investigative agency to waste time investigating and verifying”.

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