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Huge drug bust in Bac Giang results in 10 arrests

Update: October, 15/2013 - 14:00
Anti-drug police in northern Bac Giang Province arrested ten more members of a drug trafficking ring that they said was among the largest the country had ever seen.— Photo tienphong

BAC GIANG (VNS)— Anti-drug police in northern Bac Giang Province arrested ten more members of a drug trafficking ring that they said was among the largest the country had ever seen.

The alleged traffickers confessed to the police that they had been illegally transporting and trading thousands of cakes of heroin.

The ring was led by Trang A Tang, 31, from Loong Luong Commune in the northern mountainous province of Son La.

According to the police, Tang sold drugs to Luong Thi Thao, an agent in northern Bac Giang Province who would go on to distribute the products.

With the co-operation of police from seven cities and provinces, Tang and his accomplices were arrested while transporting 265 cakes of heroin worth about VND40 billion (US$1.8 million) to Bac Giang Province. Thao was arrested in Ha Noi.

The ring began operating in 2010. The police are expanding their investigation to track down other members of the ring.— VNS

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