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Police nab 10 members of debt collection gang in southern Vietnamese province

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 11:03 GMT+7
Police nab 10 members of debt collection gang in southern Vietnamese province
A member of the debt collection gang is apprehended by police in the southern province of Dong Nai, December 21, 2019. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

Police in the southern province of Dong Nai have arrested about 10 members of a debt collection gang after they were caught red-handed threatening the director of a local hospital, who was one of the debtors.

The provincial Department of Police apprehended them on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, under the directions of Colonel Vu Hong Van, the department’s director.

At least eight men and two women have been taken into custody so far.

At around 7:30 pm on Saturday, many members of the group were caught threatening Nguyen The Thu, director of Tam Hong Phuoc Hospital, at his office in the provincial capital of Bien Hoa.

Officers arrived captured the suspects at the infirmary before expanding their investigation and hunting for the remaining gang members.

A woman is arrested for being involved in the debt collection gang. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

A woman is arrested for being involved with the debt collection gang. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

Dr. Thu has also been summoned for a working session to assist the investigation.

A probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper showed that the doctor has been owing money to many people as well as local loan sharks due to financial difficulties at his hospital.

Police officers arrive at Tam Hong Phuoc Hospital in Bien Hoa City on on December 21, 2019. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

Police officers stand at Tam Hong Phuoc Hospital in Bien Hoa City on December 21, 2019. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

A suspect is escorted out of the hospital. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

A suspect is escorted out of the hospital. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

A suspect is escorted out of the hospital. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

A suspect is escorted out of the hospital. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

Officers control the traffic in front of the hospital while the apprehension takes place. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

Officers control the traffic in front of the hospital while the apprehension took place. Photo: S.D / Tuoi Tre

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