Monday, October 06, 2008

Trans-national money laundering case brought to light

12:19' 04/10/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Central city of Da Nang’s police have brought to light a case of money laundering via Vietnamese banks.

The laundering was conducted by two Mozambicans and a Congolese who had exchanged 295,650 GBP for Vietnamese dong.

Da Nang police turned an eye to the case when they were reported on the simultaneous opening of two bank accounts at a commercial bank branch in Da Nang on Sept. 20 by Baggio Carlitos Linska, a Mozambican citizen, who withdrew all 4.1 billion VND from the accounts as soon as they were activated.

Tracing the origin of the money, the police also discovered the transfer of more than 3.34 billion VND into a bank account opened by Niaty Lokasso Djamba, a Congolese, in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.

The sums were found to be stolen from a foreign bank account then transferred into two commercial banks in Da Nang City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam.

Two Mozambicans have been detained while the Congolese is still at large.

The case is now under further investigations by the Ministry of Public Security and the Interpol.