Police bust two drug trafficking rings

The anti-drug police squad under the Ministry of Public Security has successfully incapacitated two drug trafficking rings from operating within the country, arresting nine drug dealers in the process.

Police also seized nearly six kilograms of methamphetamines, 500 tablets of methamphetamines, 15 kilograms of a substance used to make ecstasy pills, an AK54 rifle, five bullets, more than VND750 million and a huge amount of foreign currency, along with various other revealing documents.

On August 18, 2011, the anti-drug police squad had arrested Nguyen Thi Hanh, 43 and Nguyen Canh Chien, 22, both from Nghe An Province while they were transporting 5.4 kilograms of methamphetamines from Laos to Vietnam through the Cau Treo border in Ha Tinh Province.

Since then police have arrested three more dealers, namely Tran Thi Phuong, Nguyen Hien Nam from Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Thuc Cheng from Quang Binh Province and seized VND750 million and other foreign currency from them.

The above named dealers transported drugs from Laos to the north central coastal regions and then later sold in Ho Chi Minh City.

Since November 2011, police have arrested four drug traffickers, Do Van Thu, Nguyen Kien Cuong, Nguyen Khac Minh and Truong Nguyen Vu, operating between Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City.

According to investigations, Cuong and his fellow accomplices bought drugs in Hai Phong from a person called T then transported them to Ho Chi Minh City. They then sold the drugs to people in bars and discotheques in the city.

Cuong was also found with an AK54 rifle, five bullets and 15 kilograms of toxic chemical substances and printed formulas on making methamphetamines.

Thu was a regular customer of Cuong, and was earlier arrested in 2009 by the District 3 police. After his release, Thu continued consuming and trafficking methamphetamines in different districts in the city.

By M.Hoa – Translated by T.Huong

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