Singapore businessman arrested for making porn discs in Việt Nam

Vietnamese police have arrested the general director and four of his subordinates at a Hong Kong-invested company in the northern city of Hải Phòng for producing pornographic digital video discs (DVDs), a banned commodity in Việt Nam.

The city police on Sunday detained Heng Lian Choo, 48, general director of Huge Gain Holdings Co. Ltd. in the Đồ Sơn Industrial Park, his 23-year-old deputy Huang Sheng Ping, of Chinese nationality, and three company employees on charges of “manufacturing, stockpiling, transporting and/or trading in banned goods” and “disseminating debauched cultural products” pursuant to Articles 155 and 253 of the Penal Code.

The three employees include Xu Quan Sheng, a production team head of Chinese nationality; and two Vietnamese workers, Phạm Thi Lam, 34, and Vũ Thị Hằng, 32.

The police also searched Heng’s offices and home the same day.

Huge_GainThe entrance to Huge Gain Holdings Co. Ltd. in the Đồ Sơn Industrial Park, located in the northern Vietnamese city of Hải Phòng

The arrests were made after police raided the company on December 16 and discovered a large number of pornographic DVDs among its products.

Police also found five disk printing machines used to make porn discs.

After an inspection police seized a total of 324,000 porn discs and all equipment and facilities that had been used to make such discs.

At the time of the raid last week, 38 people were working for the company, including seven foreigners: a Singaporean, two Indonesians and four Chinese nationals.

The police had questioned Heng before arresting him and the four subordinates.

Huge Gain was licensed in 2003 to manufacture and process non-program CD, CDR, VCD, DVD and DVDR discs.

Since 2013 the company had produced porn VCDs and DVDs in large quantity to sell in Việt Nam and export to other developing countries, police said.

On average, the company exported up to nine million discs monthly, investigators said.

The Ministry of Public Security has directed the Hải Phòng police to expand their investigation and track down others involved in the serious case.

Source: Tuổi Trẻ News

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