Monday, August 28, 2006


Robber hid for 20 years as policeman

`A convicted Vietnamese robber who escaped from prison 20 years ago chose a sly way to hide from the law — inside the police force and as a member of the ruling Communist Party.

A police newspaper reported Friday that Ngo Thanh Tam, 51, was re-arrested Tuesday, two decades after joining the police under a false identity in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.

The An Ninh Thu Do (Capital Security) newspaper described Tam as a “dangerous criminal” on the national wanted list. After his arrest he was purged from the party, which he joined in June.’

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