Four detained for illegal waste imports The Saigon Times Daily Nguyen Duc Truong (L) and Nguyen Van Son (R) – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY HCMC – Investigators at the Ministry of Public Security have taken into custody four people of three private companies, including two directors, on charges of illegally importing secondhand products and waste into Vietnam, according to the ministry’s website. The four defendants are Nguyen Duc Truong, director of Duc Dat Co., Ltd, in Ninh Binh Province; Nguyen Van Son, director of Truong Trinh Private Enterprise in Ninh Binh; Duong Van Phuong, a staff member of Truong Thinh; and Duong Tuan Anh, manager at Hong Viet Company in HCMC. Duong Van Phuong (L) and Duong Tuan Anh (R) – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY Their houses and offices have been searched for evidence. They are accused of falsifying documents to illicitly import scrap into the country. The Ministry of Public Security has coordinated with the General Department of Vietnam Customs under the Ministry of Finance to investigate and capture individuals and organizations caught violating the waste import regulations. The two agencies will continue to specify the responsibilities of those involved in easing the backlog of more than 10,000 scrap containers at ports, in accordance with the law.