Article 153. Crime of smuggling

1. Those who illegally trade across the border in one of the following circumstances shall be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and one hundred million dong or a prison term of between six months and three years:

A) GOODS, VIETNAMESE CASH, FOREIGN CURRENCIES, GEMSTONE METALS, GEMSTONE VALUE FROM ONE HUNDRED TO UNDER THREE MILLION MILLION OR UNDER ONE MILLION MILLION VND BUT ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTED FOR REGULATIONS IN THIS ARTICLE OR IN ONE of ARTICLES 154, 155, 156, 157, 158,159,160 AND 161 OF THIS CODE OR HAVE BEEN CONCLUSIONED ON ONE OF THESE CREDITIONS, MUST NOT BE CLEARED WITHOUT ANY VIOLATION, IF NOT UNDER SCHOOL CONFORMITY WITH ARTICLES 193, 194, 195, 196, 230, 232, 233, 236 AND 238 OF THIS CODE;

B) Articles of historical and cultural relics;

C) The banned goods are in large quantity or have been administratively sanctioned for the acts specified in this Article or in any of Articles 154, 155, 156, 157, 158,159,160 and 161 of this Code or have been convicted of For one of these crimes, the criminal record has not been deleted but also commits the violation, if not falling into the circumstances specified in Articles 193, 194, 195, 196, 230, 232, 233, 236 and 238 of this Code.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between three and seven years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Being of professional character;

C) Dangerous recidivism;

D) Objects involved in the offense are valued between three hundred million dong and under five hundred million dong;

E) The banned goods are in very great quantity;

E) Gaining great illicit profits;

G) Taking advantage of wars, natural disasters, epidemics or other particularly difficult circumstances;

H) Abusing positions and powers;

I) Abusing the names of agencies or organizations;

K) Committing the crime more than once;

L) Causing serious consequences.

3. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between seven and fifteen years of imprisonment:

A) Objects involved in the offense are valued between five hundred million dong and under one billion dong;

B) The banned goods are in particularly great quantity;

C) Gaining very great illicit profits;

D) Causing very serious consequences.

4. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between twelve and twenty years of imprisonment, life imprisonment or capital punishment:

A) Objects involved in the offense are valued at one billion dong or more;

B) Gaining particularly great illicit profits;

C) Causing particularly serious consequences.

5. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between three million dong and thirty million dong, confiscation of part or all of their property, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for up to one year. five years.

Article 154. Crime of illegally transporting goods and currencies across the border

1. Those who illegally transport across the border in one of the following circumstances shall be subject to a fine of between five million dong and twenty million dong, non-custodial reform for up to two years or a prison term of between three months and two. year:

A) Goods, Vietnamese currency, foreign currency, precious metals, and gems valued between one hundred million dong and under three hundred million dong or under one hundred million dong, but have been administratively sanctioned for their prescribed acts. in this Article or in one of Articles 153, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160 and 161 of this Code or have been convicted of one of these crimes, the criminal record has not been removed but also the violation, if not falling into the cases specified in Articles 193, 194, 195, 196, 230, 232, 233, 236 and 238 of this Code;

B) Articles belonging to historical or cultural relics, which have been administratively sanctioned but also violated;

C) The banned goods are in large quantity or have been administratively sanctioned for the acts specified in this Article or in any of Articles 153, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160 and 161 of this Code or have been have been convicted of one of these crimes, the criminal record has not been deleted but also commit the violation, if not falling into the cases specified in Articles 193, 194, 195, 196, 230, 232, 233, 236 and 238 of the Code this.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and five years of imprisonment:

A) Objects involved in the offense are valued between three hundred million dong and under five hundred million dong;

B) The banned goods are in very great quantity;

C) Abusing positions and powers;

D) Abusing the names of agencies or organizations;

D) Committing the crime more than once;

E) Dangerous recidivism.

3. Committing the crime in cases where the illegal goods are valued at five hundred million dong or more or the banned goods are in particularly great quantity, the offenders shall be sentenced to between five and ten years of imprisonment.

4. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between five million dong and ten million dong, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 155. Crime of producing, stockpiling, transporting and trading in banned goods

1. Those who produce, store, transport or trade in goods which are banned from business by the State in great quantity, gain great illicit profits or have been administratively sanctioned for their acts specified in this Article or at Articles 153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 159 and 161 of this Code or have been convicted of one of these crimes, the criminal records have not been removed but also the violations are committed, if not falling into the cases specified in the Articles 193, 194, 195, 196, 230, 232, 233, 236 and 238 of this Code shall be subject to a fine of between five million dong and fifty million dong or a prison term of between six months and five years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between three and ten years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Abusing positions and powers;

C) Abusing the names of agencies or organizations;

D) Being of professional character;

E) The illegal goods are in very great quantity or gaining very great illicit profits;

E) Dangerous recidivism.

3. Committing the crime in cases where the illegal goods are in particularly great quantity or with particularly great illicit profits, the offenders shall be sentenced to between eight and fifteen years of imprisonment.

4. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between three million dong and thirty million dong, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 156. Crime of producing and trading fake goods

1. Those who produce or trade in fake goods equivalent to a quantity of genuine goods valued between thirty million dong and under one hundred fifty million dong or under thirty million dong, but causing serious consequences or having suffered administrative sanctions for acts specified in this Article or in any of Articles 153, 154, 155, 157, 158, 159 and 161 of this Code or have been sentenced for one of these crimes, not yet erased If the criminal convictions are still committed, the offenders shall be sentenced to between six months and five years of imprisonment.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between three and ten years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Being of professional character;

C) Dangerous recidivism;

D) Abusing positions and powers;

E) Abusing the names of agencies or organizations;

E) The fake goods are equivalent to a quantity of the actual goods valued between one hundred and fifty million dong and under five hundred million dong;

G) Gaining great illicit profits;

H) Causing very serious consequences.

3. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between seven and fifteen years of imprisonment:

A) The counterfeit goods are equivalent to a quantity of the genuine goods valued at five hundred million dong or more;

B) Gaining very great or particularly great illicit profits;

C) Causing particularly serious consequences.

4. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between five million and fifty million dong, confiscation of part or all of their property, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for up to one year. five years.

Article 157. Crime of manufacturing and trading counterfeit goods is foodstuffs, foods, medicines for treating diseases, medicines for preventing diseases

1. Those who manufacture or trade in counterfeit goods being foodstuffs, foods, medicines for treating diseases, medicines for preventing diseases shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between five and twelve years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Being of professional character;

C) Dangerous recidivism;

D) Abusing positions and powers;

E) Abusing the names of agencies or organizations;

E) Causing serious consequences.

3. Committing the crime and causing very serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between twelve and twenty years of imprisonment.

4. Committing the crime and causing particularly serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment, life imprisonment or death.

5. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between five million and fifty million dong, confiscation of part or all of their property, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for up to one year. five years.

Article 158. Crime of producing and trading counterfeit goods which are feed used for breeding, fertilizers, veterinary drugs, plant protection drugs, plant varieties and domestic animals

1. Persons who produce or trade in fake goods being animal feed, fertilizers, veterinary drugs, plant protection drugs, plant varieties or domestic animals in large quantity or causing serious consequences or already have been administratively sanctioned for any of the acts specified in this Article or in any of Articles 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 159 and 161 of this Code or have been sentenced for any of these crimes, not yet If the criminal record is deleted, but still committing the violation, the offender shall be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and one hundred million dong or a prison term of between one and five years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between three and ten years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Abusing positions and powers;

C) Abusing the names of agencies or organizations;

D) The counterfeit goods are in very great quantity;

D) Dangerous recidivism;

E) Causing very serious consequences.

3. Committing the crime in cases where the counterfeit goods are in particularly great quantity or cause particularly serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between seven and fifteen years of imprisonment.

4. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between five million and fifty million dong, confiscation of part or all of their property, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for up to one year. five years.

Article 159. Crime of illegal business

1. Any person doing business without business registration, doing business in contravention of the registered contents or doing business without a separate license in the case that a license is required by law in one of the following cases , then a fine of between five million dong and fifty million dong or a fine of up to two years of non-custodial reform:

A) Have been administratively sanctioned for this act or convicted for this offense or for any of the crimes specified in Articles 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 160, 161, 164, 193 , 194, 195, 196, 230, 232, 233, 236 and 238 of this Code, have not been cleared of criminal records but also commit violations;

B) Goods involved in the offense are valued between one hundred million dong and under three hundred million dong.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between three months and two years of imprisonment:

A) Abusing the names of agencies or organizations;

B) Impersonating a bogus organization;

C) Goods involved in the offense are valued at three hundred million dong or more;

D) Gaining great illicit profits.

3. The offenders may also be subject to a fine of between three million dong and thirty million dong.

Article 160. Crime of speculation

1. Persons who take advantage of the scarcity situation or create artificial scarcity in a situation of natural disasters, epidemics or war, buying and dredging goods in large quantity in order to re-sell for illicit profits, causing serious consequences, They shall be subject to a fine of between five million dong and fifty million dong or a prison term of between six months and five years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between three and ten years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Abusing positions and powers;

C) Abusing the names of agencies or organizations;

D) The speculated goods are in very large quantity;

E) Gaining very great illicit profits;

E) Causing very serious consequences;

G) Dangerous recidivism.

3. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between eight and fifteen years of imprisonment:

A) The speculated goods are in particularly large quantity;

B) Gaining particularly great illicit profits;

C) Causing particularly serious consequences.

4. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between three million dong and thirty million dong, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 161. Crime of tax evasion

1. Those who evade tax with an amount of between fifty million dong and under one hundred and fifty million dong or have been administratively sanctioned for their tax evasion or sentenced for this or one of the prescribed crimes In Articles 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 164, 193, 194, 195, 196, 230, 232,233, 236 and 238 of this Code, the criminal records have not been deleted but also committing violations , then a fine of between once and five times the amount of tax evasion or non-custodial reform for up to two years.

2. Committing the crime of tax evasion with an amount of between one hundred and fifty million dong and under five hundred million dong or re-committing this crime, the offender shall be subject to a fine of between once and five times the amount of tax evasion or a prison term of between six months and three years.

3. Committing the crime of tax evasion with an amount of five hundred million dong or more or in other particularly serious cases, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment.

4. Offenders can also be fined one to three times the amount of tax evasion.

Article 162. Crime of deceiving customers

1. Anyone who weighs, measures, measures, counts, cheats, swaps goods or uses other deceitful tricks to cause serious damage to customers or has been administratively sanctioned for their behavior in buying or selling. or have been convicted of this crime, have not had their criminal records removed but still commit the offense, shall be subject to a warning, a fine of between five million dong and fifty million dong, non-custodial reform for up to three years or a prison term of between three months to three years.

2. Committing the crime more than once or gaining great illicit profits, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment.

3. The offenders may also be subject to a fine of between three million dong and thirty million dong.

Article 163. Crime of lending heavy interests

1. Those who lend at an interest rate ten times or more higher than the highest interest rate prescribed by law and of a predatory nature, shall be subject to a fine of between once and ten times the interest amount or a fine create non-custodial for up to a year.

2. Committing the crime of gaining great illicit profits, the offenders shall be sentenced to between six months and three years of imprisonment.

3. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between one and five times the amount of illicit profits, a ban from holding certain posts, of practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for between one and five years.

Article 164. Crime of making fake stamps, fake tickets, selling fake stamps, fake tickets

1. Those who make or trade in fake stamps and tickets in large quantity or have been administratively sanctioned for this act or have been convicted of this crime, have not had their criminal records removed but still commit the offense, a fine of between five million and fifty million dong or a prison term of between six months and three years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Abusing positions and powers;

C) Gaining great illicit profits;

D) Dangerous recidivism.

3. The offender may also be subject to a fine of between three million and thirty million dong, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for between one and five years.

Article 165. Crime of intentionally acting against the State’s regulations on economic management, causing serious consequences

1. Those who abuse their positions and powers deliberately to act against the State’s regulations on economic management and cause damage from one hundred million dong to under three hundred million dong or under one hundred million dong, have been handled if the violation is disciplined but the violation also causes serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to non-custodial reform for up to three years or a prison term of between one and five years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between three and twelve years of imprisonment:

A) For self-interest or other personal motivation;

B) In an organized manner;

C) Using cunning tricks;

D) Causing a loss of between three hundred million dong and under one billion dong or causing other very serious consequences.

3. Committing the crime and causing damage of one billion dong or more or causing other particularly serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between ten years and twenty years of imprisonment.

4. Offenders may also have part or all of their property confiscated, and banned from holding certain positions or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 166. Crime of illegally setting up funds

1. Those who abuse their positions and powers to illegally establish a fund with a value of between fifty million dong and under two hundred million dong and have used that fund to cause serious consequences or have been disciplined or sanctioned For administrative violations against this offense, the offenders shall be sentenced to non-custodial reform for up to three years or a prison term of between one and five years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between three and seven years of imprisonment:

A) Using cunning tricks to evade control;

B) For committing other crimes;

C) The illegal fund is valued between two hundred million dong and under five hundred million dong;

D) Causing very serious consequences.

3. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between six and ten years of imprisonment:

A) The illegal fund is valued at between five hundred million dong and under one billion dong;

B) Causing particularly serious consequences.

4. Committing the crime in cases where the illegal fund is valued at one billion dong or more, the offenders shall be sentenced to between eight and fifteen years of imprisonment.

5. Offenders are also banned from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years, and may be subject to a fine of between five million dong and thirty million dong.

Article 167. Crime of making false reports in economic management

1. Anyone who for self-interest or other personal motives to report to the competent authority the data and documents that are clearly untrue, causing serious consequences for the development or implementation of the economic plan. The socio-economic situation of the State, whether the State has been disciplined or administratively sanctioned for this act or has been sentenced for this offense, the criminal record has not been removed but the violation is still committed, shall be subject to non-custodial reform. up to one year or imprisonment of between three months and three years.

2. Offenders may also be banned from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 168. Crime of deceptive advertising

1. Those who fraudulently advertise goods or services, causing serious consequences or have been administratively sanctioned for this act or sentenced for this crime, have not had their criminal records removed but still commit the offense, a fine of between ten million dong and one hundred million dong, non-custodial reform for up to three years, or a prison term of between six months and three years.

2. The offender may also be subject to a fine of between five million and fifty million dong, or a ban from practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 169. Crime of intentionally acting against the regulations on distribution of relief money and goods

1. Those who abuse their positions and powers to deliberately act against the regulations on distribution of relief money and goods, and cause serious consequences, shall be subject to warning, non-custodial reform for up to two years or a prison term of between three months to two years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between one and five years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Committing the crime more than once;

C) Causing very serious or particularly serious consequences.

3. Offenders may also be barred from holding certain posts for one to five years.

Article 170. Crime of breaching the regulations on the grant of industrial property protection titles

1. Persons competent in the grant of protection titles who violate the provisions of the law on the granting of industrial property protection titles have been disciplined or administratively sanctioned for such acts. and committing violations and causing serious consequences, the offenders shall be subject to non-custodial reform for up to three years or a prison term of between six months and three years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Committing the crime more than once;

C) Causing very serious or particularly serious consequences.

3. Offenders may also be barred from holding certain posts for one to five years.

Article 171. Crime of infringing upon industrial property rights

1. Persons who, for business purposes, illegally appropriate or use inventions, utility solutions, industrial designs, trademarks, appellations or origins of goods or objects of public property Other enterprises which are protected in Vietnam cause serious consequences or have been administratively sanctioned for this act or have been convicted of this crime, have not had their criminal records removed but still commit the violation, they shall be fined two fifty million dong to two hundred million dong or non-custodial reform for up to two years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between six months and three years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Committing the crime more than once;

C) Causing very serious or particularly serious consequences.

3. The offender may also be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and one hundred million dong, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 172. Crime of breaching the regulations on research, exploration and exploitation of natural resources

1. Those who violate the State’s regulations on research, exploration and exploitation of natural resources in the mainland, islands, internal waters, territorial waters, exclusive economic zones, continental shelf and airspace of If Vietnam does not have a license or does not comply with its contents, causing serious consequences, it shall be subject to a warning, a fine of between fifty million dong and one billion dong or a prison term of between six months and three years.

2. Committing the crime and causing very serious or particularly serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and ten years of imprisonment.

3. The offenders may also be subject to a fine of between fifty million dong and five hundred million dong.

Article 173. Crime of breaching regulations on land use

1. Any person encroaching on land or transferring land use right or using land in contravention of the State’s regulations on land management and use, causing serious consequences or having been administratively sanctioned for this act or have been convicted of this crime, have not yet had their criminal records removed but still commit the offense, the offenders shall be subject to a fine of between five million dong and fifty million dong, non-custodial reform for up to three years or a prison term of between three months and three years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be subject to a fine of between thirty million dong and one hundred million dong or a prison term of between two and seven years:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Committing the crime more than once;

C) Causing very serious or particularly serious consequences.

3. The offender may also be subject to a fine of between five million dong and twenty million dong.

Article 174. Crime of breaching regulations on land management      

1. Those who abuse or abuse their positions and powers to assign, recover, lease, or permit the transfer of land use rights, or permit the change of land use purposes against the law, have been disciplined for If these violations still commit, the offenders shall be subject to non-custodial reform for up to three years or a prison term of between six months and three years.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment:

A) Land is of large area or of great value;

B) Causing serious consequences.

3. The offenders may also be subject to a fine of between five million and fifty million dong, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 175. Crime of breaching regulations on forest exploitation and protection

1. Anyone who commits one of the following acts, causing serious consequences or has been administratively sanctioned for this act or has been sentenced for this crime, has not had his criminal record remission but still commits the violation, shall be sanctioned money from five million dong to fifty million dong, non-custodial reform up to three years or a prison term of between three months and three years:

A) Illegally exploiting forest trees or committing other acts of violating the State’s regulations on forest exploitation and protection, if not falling into the cases specified in Article 189 of this Code;

B) Illegally transporting and / or trading in timber, if not falling into the cases specified in Articles 153 and 154 of this Code.

2. Committing the crime in very serious or particularly serious cases, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and ten years of imprisonment.

3. The offender may also be subject to a fine of between five million dong and twenty million dong.

Article 176. Crime of breaching regulations on forest management

1. Those who abuse or abuse their positions or powers and commit one of the following acts, causing serious consequences or have been disciplined for such acts but still commit violations, shall be subject to non-custodial reform. hold up to three years or a prison term of between six months and three years:

A) Illegally allocating forests, afforestation land, recovering forests or afforestation land;

B) Illegally permitting the change of forest use purposes or forest land;

C) Illegally exploiting and transporting forest products.

2. Committing the crime in one of the following circumstances, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment:

A) In an organized manner;

B) Committing the crime more than once;

C) Causing very serious consequences.

3. Committing the crime and causing particularly serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between five and twelve years of imprisonment.

4. The offender may also be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and one hundred million dong, and a ban from holding certain posts for one to five years.

Article 177. Crime of breaching regulations on electricity supply

1. Any person with responsibility that commits one of the following acts, causes serious consequences or has been disciplined or administratively sanctioned for such act or has not been convicted of this crime. if the criminal record is deleted but still committing the violation, the offender shall be subject to a fine of between five million dong and fifty million dong, non-custodial reform for up to two years or a prison term of between three months and two years:

A) Power cut without foundation or without notification as prescribed;

B) Unfounded refusal to supply electricity;

C) Delayed handling of electrical problems without good cause.

2. Committing the crime and causing very serious or particularly serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment.

3. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between two million and twenty million dong, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 178. Crime of illegally using the reserve fund to supplement the charter capital of the credit institution

1. Any person responsible for using the reserve fund to supplement the charter capital to divide the dividends has serious consequences or has been disciplined, administratively sanctioned for this act or has been convicted of If this criminal record has not been erased but still commits the violation, it shall be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and five hundred million dong, non-custodial reform up to two years or a prison term of between three months and two years.

2. Committing the crime and causing very serious or particularly serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment.

3. The offender may also be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and one hundred million dong, a ban from holding certain posts, practicing certain occupations or doing certain jobs for one to five years.

Article 179. Crime of breaching regulations on lending in the operations of credit institutions

1. Any person involved in the credit activities commits one of the following acts and causes serious consequences, shall be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and fifty million dong or a prison term of between one and seven years:

A) Providing unsecured loans in contravention of law;

B) Loans beyond the prescribed limit;

C) Other acts of violating the provisions of the law on lending in credit activities.

2. Committing the crime and causing very serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between five years and twelve years of imprisonment.

3. Committing the crime and causing particularly serious consequences, the offenders shall be sentenced to between ten and twenty years of imprisonment.

4. Offenders may also be banned from holding posts, practicing or doing work related to credit activities for one to five years.

Article 180. Crime of making, storing, transporting and circulating counterfeit money, checks, bonds

1. Those who make, stockpile, transport or circulate counterfeit money, checks, and fake bonds shall be sentenced to between three and seven years of imprisonment.

2. Committing the crime in serious cases, the offenders shall be sentenced to between five and twelve years of imprisonment.

3. Committing the crime in very serious or particularly serious cases, the offenders shall be sentenced to between ten years and twenty years of imprisonment, life imprisonment or capital punishment.

4. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and one hundred million dong, and confiscation of part or all of the property.

Article 181. Crime of making, storing, transporting and circulating counterfeit checks and other counterfeit valuable papers

1. Those who make, store, transport and circulate counterfeit checks and other counterfeit papers shall be sentenced to between two and seven years of imprisonment.

2. Committing the crime in serious cases, the offenders shall be sentenced to between five and twelve years of imprisonment.

3. Committing the crime in very serious or particularly serious cases, the offenders shall be sentenced to between ten years and twenty years of imprisonment.

4. Offenders may also be subject to a fine of between ten million dong and one hundred million dong, and confiscation of part or all of the property