(PLO)- After escaping from Xuan Loc prison, the inmate changed his name and was re-arrested after 28 years of escaping.
For 28 years, generations of scouts of Xuan Loc prison tracked down inmate Tran Van Xo to escape, but they all fell into a dead end.
In those hundreds of searches, with perseverance, the wanted soldiers discovered this suspect.
Change name, get married and have children after escaping from camp
In 1988, Tran Van Xo (at that time 34 years old, from My Loi commune, Thanh Tri district, Soc Trang) was arrested for property theft, robbery.
After being sentenced to 10 years in prison by the court, Xo was taken to Xuan Loc prison to serve his sentence.
Tran Van Xo was arrested after 28 years of escaping from prison. Photo: CACC
In October 1994, Xo escaped from Xuan Loc prison and wandered around the western provinces. This time, scouts “spread their nets” in the locality, but absolutely no trace of the Soviet Union was found. And during the past time, the scouts of Xuan Loc prison always tracked the Soviet Union but failed.
In 2022, Xuan Loc prison continued to send notices to provinces and cities asking for the arrest of the accused Soviet.
According to Captain Tran Linh Vu, Hunting and Tracing Team (PC02 Department of Binh Duong Provincial Police), when receiving a request to cooperate in arresting escaped prisoners of Xuan Loc prison, this unit searched his relatives. and Tran Van Xo’s family in Binh Duong province, however, no information was found on the subject of Xo.
The wanted team returned to Soc Trang province, coordinated with the Criminal Police Department of the Soc Trang Province Police to search for clues about Xo’s identity because he suspected that Xo might be hiding in Binh Duong.
Here, the arresting team discovered that the accused Xo had a younger brother named Bi who was living and working in Khanh Binh ward, Tan Uyen town, with his wife and two children.
Currently, Tran Van Xo has been taken to Xuan Loc prison to serve his sentence from 28 years ago. 6, Colonel Thai Duy Hong – superintendent of Xuan Loc prison thanked this unit and personally Captain Tran Linh Vu – an officer of PC02 Division for coordinating and helping Xuan Loc prison in verifying and arresting inmates. escaping from camps, contributing to the protection of political security and social order and safety.
Also with this achievement, Captain Tran Linh Vu was awarded a certificate of merit by the director of Binh Duong Provincial Police.
Returning to Binh Duong, the tracking team, secretly collected information, discovered that Mr. Bi was frequent and kept a relationship with a person named Tran Van Bay.
By professional measures, the team discovered that Mr. Tran Van Bay was also from Soc Trang. Mr. Bay has a wife and children and is working as a security guard for a company in Nam Tan Uyen Industrial Park.
Carefully verify before catching
Captain Tran Linh Vu shared: To approach Mr. Bi, the scouts had to dress up as many roles such as a lottery ticket seller, a delivery worker, an electrician, and even a medical worker…
The scouts discovered that the person with whom Mr. Bi often met was called Seven Beard.
Through reviewing the records, the arresting team discovered that the accused Xo was also the sixth child in the family, so at home, he was often called Seven, after the Southerners.
The scouts found that there were many similarities and suspicions between Tran Van Xo and the person named Bay Rau, so they secretly compared the identity and determined that the person named Tran Van Bay (Seven Beard) was Tran Van Xo – the person whom Over the past 28 years, many generations of scouts from Xuan Loc prison have been searching. The arresting team had a meeting and decided to make a plan to “keep the net”.
At the beginning of June 2022, when Bay Rau was going to receive gifts at a motorcycle shop in the Kim Hang roundabout area (Tan Uyen town), the soldiers of the Criminal Police Department (Binh Duong Provincial Police) and officers Department of Xuan Loc prison approached and controlled.
“When being controlled by scouts, the Soviets resisted, shouted and shouted that they were robbers to find a way to escape. However, that intention of the Soviet Union failed,” said Captain Vu.
When taking Xo to the police headquarters of Khanh Binh ward, Tan Uyen town, Xo admitted that he was a prisoner who escaped from prison 28 years ago.