From 2018, polluters will be jailed for up to 7 years: Vietnam penal code

Individuals caught polluting the environment in Vietnam are to be subject to jail terms, instead of merely cash fines, this year as the Penal Code has been amended to become more stringent to this offense. From January 1, people found guilty of dumping waste to cause damage to the environment will be fined up to VND3 billion (US$132,159) or jailed for up to seven years, according to the amended Vietnamese 2015 Penal Code.

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Tuoi Tre News Reporter