Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Vietnam truck driver caught with 1,400 fake 'Da Vinci Code' novels

HANOI -- Vietnamese police have arrested a truck driver carrying more than 1,400 pirated copies of the controversial international best-seller The Da Vinci Code, an official said on Tuesday. "The books were illegally printed in Vietnam," a culture and information ministry official said. "Authorities have confiscated the books and opened an investigation into the case." The driver, Vu Khiem Toan, was arrested on Saturday in Hanoi while carrying 1,470 Vietnamese-language copies of Dan Brown's religious thriller, said Pham Tuyet Nga of the ministry's publishing department. [More]


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