Police break up largest drug ring in northern province

Police in the northern province of Phu Tho has announced to crack down on the largest drug trafficking ring in the province so far, said colonel Phan Huy Ngoc, deputy director of police station at a press brief on November 27.

Colonel Ngoc said that on November 26 at 22pm, the Drug related Crime Investigation Unit (PC47) and the province police officers discovered two cars Fortuner and Mitsubishi were travelling fast on the street in the third section in Van Co Ward in Viet Tri Town. Police has signaled them to stop yet they refused.

Through professional skills, police stopped two cars and confiscated five plastic containers with 300 heroin cakes in Fortuner and nothing in Misubishi.  Vang A Cang, 42, confessed that he transported the heroin cakes for consumption while Vang A Du, Mua A Sau and Mua A La were hired to protect him. If Cang succeeded in selling the heroin, he would pay VND100 million (US$4,396) to Sau and La and VND200 million (US$8,792) to Du.

The headquarters of soldier station in the central province of Ha Tinh said that its soldiers in coordination with PC47 in Huong Son  District and customs officer in the province Custom Department arrested two people with Laotian nationals who transported 60 cakes of heroin weighing 60 kilogram into Vietnam. 31 year old Khen Xon and 17 year old Nenh Vang confessed as they were bringing the heroin into Vietnam.

By Minh Khang, Duong Quang – translated by Uyen Phuong

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