|Heroin cakes and other items, seized from the smugglers, at the police station. — Photo infonet.vn
TAY NINH (VNS) — Police in the southern Tay Ninh Province and HCM City said yesterday that they had smashed a heroin smuggling ring extending from Cambodia to Viet Nam.
Seventeen cakes (equivalent to around 6 kilos) of heroin, several thousand American dollars, VND5 billion (US$222,000) and other items were seized by the police.
According to the investigation agency, the ringleader was 51-year-old Nguyen Van Phu, also known as Cau Tam, a resident of District 10 in HCM City.
Other suspects who have been arrested include Nguyen Kim Phuong, 35; Nguyen Thi Diem, 30; Tran Thanh Cuong, 34; and Dang Hoang Lam, 30.
The case is under further investigation. — VNS