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Drug traffickers charged in Nghe An

Update: July, 21/2014 - 09:26
The men are Nguyen Huu Song, 35, and Nguyen Van Tuan, 44, of Vinh city and Tran Quang Anh Dung, 48, of HCM City's District 3.— Photo cand

NGHE AN (VNS) — Nghe An Province police have launched criminal proceedings against three people detained for alleged drug trafficking.

The men are Nguyen Huu Song, 35, and Nguyen Van Tuan, 44, of Vinh city and Tran Quang Anh Dung, 48, of HCM City's District 3.

According to police officials, Song had trafficked heroin from an area bordering Laos in Ha Tinh Province at around midnight on July 14 before boarding a bus to HCM City. When the vehicle arrived in Loi Hai Commune in Ninh Thuan Province, he was arrested by police along with 40 packs of heroin weighing more than 12 kilograms.

Song told police that he had been hired by Tuan to carry the drugs to Dung in HCM City.

An hour later, Nghe An police arrested Tuan.

Dung was later arrested by the HCM City police.

The three also confessed to trafficking 70 packs of illicit drugs to HCM City on two earlier occasions. — VNS

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