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Drug trafficking trial held in Hoa Binh

Update: May, 21/2014 - 08:48
The suspects were allegedly members of a 30-member drug trafficking ring. Police are still hunting for another four suspects. — Photo congly

HOA BINH (VNS) — The People's Court in northern Hoa Binh Province yesterday began proceedings against 26 people suspected of trafficking nearly 1,800 cakes of heroin and 1,400 ecstasy pills.

The suspects were allegedly members of a 30-member drug trafficking ring. Police are still hunting for another four suspects.

Police told the court they caught Trang A Chu red-handed in May 2011 while he was transporting 50 cakes of heroin, weighing more than 17 kilos, and 400 ecstasy pills.

During a chase by police, Chu drove his motorbike into a police car, injuring one occupant.

The Drug Crime Investigation Department, known as C47, is prosecuting the 30 suspects for trafficking drugs and illegally storing military weapons.

In another move, the People's Court in southern Tay Ninh Province yesterday sentenced three people to jail for trading in drugs.

They were Le Thanh Tien, who was given 10 years in prison; Nguyen Van Thanh, who received eight years; and Nguyen Van Hen, also eight years.

Thanh and Hen were caught red-handed last October carrying about 13 grams of drugs from Cambodia to Viet Nam. — VNS

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