​Fugitive tycoon arrested by Vietnam police after deportation by Singapore

Phan Van Anh Vu, a wanted Vietnamese fugitive who had been on the run in Singapore, was arrested by police upon his arrival home following deportation by the city-state on Thursday, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security confirmed. Vu, aka Vu “nhom” (aluminum), landed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on a Vietnam Airlines flight departing from Singapore on Thursday afternoon, and was immediately captured by officers from the Investigative Security Agency under the public security ministry. He had been deported by Singapore’s immigration authority after violating the local immigration act. “On January 4, 2018, [the agency] received and arrested Phan Van Anh Vu to begin an investigation process as per the law,” the ministry said in an announcement on its website. On December 21, the Investigative Security Agency issued a wanted notice for Phan Van Anh Vu, born in 1975, who had “violated the Vietnamese law and fled his residence,” according to the announcement. The ministry said that during his escape, Vu “violated the immigration act of Singapore and was deported.” A screenshot of a Straits Times report about the arrest of Phan Van Anh Vu. Prior to his deportation, Vu was held in custody in Singapore after being apprehended by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on December 28. He was captured at 11:00 am that day when he was completing procedures to go from Singapore to Malaysia by road, according to Remy Choo Zheng Xi, a Singaporean lawyer retained by Vu’s family to represent him. Vu had had his passport invalidated by the…

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