Nguyen Nam Huy (R) and Nguyen Quang Thai at a police station in HCMC for swindling $1.8 million from a Japanese firm in medical glove rip-off, March 2022. Photograph by VnExpress/Nhat Vy
Ho Chi Minh Metropolis police arrested a person Tuesday for tricking a Japanese agency into shopping for medical gloves, then robbing it.
Nguyen Nam Huy, 39, is being investigated for “fraudulent appropriation of belongings.”
Huy’s spouse, Do Thi Thu Mai, who co-owns HCMC-based She Medical Firm alongside her husband, and Nguyen Quang Thai, 39, advertising and marketing improvement supervisor, have additionally been detained on the identical cost.
However Mai, director of the corporate, is out on bail elevating a baby.
Based on investigators, She Medical signed a deal to promote medical gloves to Japan-based Properties in Might 2020 through Bao Viet Securities JSC.
Together with enterprise companions, Huy launched himself because the son of a deputy minister of trade and commerce and due to this fact, had many connections that might assure his clients plentiful sources of medical gloves.
Thai oversaw contacting and negotiating with Properties.
In June 2020, Bao Viet Securities JSC was approved to signal a contract with She Medical to purchase 100,000 containers of medical gloves that value almost $6 million.
Properties made a deposit of greater than $1.8 million.
As decided, She Medical needed to switch the primary batch of the product on July 1 however failed to take action.
Properties then requested She Medical to return their deposit however Huy and Mai repeatedly averted them.
In November 2020, the Japanese agency despatched a denunciation to HCMC police.