The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism in December last year proposed fining them and revoking their business licenses for a certain period. Following the loss of contact with over 100 people in South Korea, inspectors of the Chi Minh City Department of Tourism worked with the four travel firms and confiscated related documents. The department later proposed the municipal administration impose sanctions on the four firms for letting customers illegally hide abroad. Two of them also face a fine of VND20-30 million ($843-1,265) each for not making contracts with customers as required by law. The Department of Tourism suggested the municipal administration revoke these companies’ travel service business licenses for 12-18 months.