HO CHI MINH CITY, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Police of Vietnam's southern Can Tho city on Wednesday said they are carrying out procedures through the diplomatic channel to hand over dossiers relating to Rafael Vazquez Floresl, an American of Mexican origin, to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
According to the municipal police, in 2016, many people in Can Tho and the southern province of Dong Nai denounced that Do Huu Le Hung, a 57-year-old man of Australian national, colluded with Rafael to swindle 3 billion Vietnamese dong (132,000 U.S. dollars), Vietnam News Agency reported Wednesday.
Hung introduced Rafael to the victims as a billionaire who is chairman of World Trade Commodities Inc Panama with assets valued at 130 billion U.S. dollars, and wants to invest in Vietnam.
Hung then asked the victims to spend over 3 billion Vietnamese dong to invite Rafael to visit Vietnam to assess projects in which they intend to invest.
At Hung's residence, the police collected many relevant documents along with two bills of exchange worth 5.1 billion U.S. dollars (suspected to be fake) that Rafael brought to Vietnam. Rafael said the bills were issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury to invest in welfare projects in Vietnam.
Responding to the Vietnamese side's verification request, the FBI identified that Rafael whose address is in Texas recorded convictions. Besides, there is no information about World Trade Communities Inc Panama in Texas' archives, and no competent U.S. agencies issuing the exchange bills.