HCM City (VNS) — HCM City's Drug Crime Investigation Police, the public security ministry and Tan Binh District's Police have jointly smashed a ring that smuggled 18.5kg of drugs from China to Viet Nam.
|Police caught Do Thai Dung, the alleged leader of a drug trafficking ring, and seized crystal meth and heroin from him. — Photo www.tienphong.vn
The police captured 25-year-old Do Thai Dung of Hai Phong City, the alleged leader of the ring; 36-year-old Tran Quang Hung, a teacher from the northern Hung Yen Province; 37-year-old Vuong Duy Hien of Hung Yen Province; and 47-year-old Vo Xuan Tu of Ha Noi; besides alleged drug users 54-year-old Dao Thi Hong and 43-year-olds Le Thi Bao Anh and Nguyen Tuan Kiet, all residents of HCM City.
Dung hired Tu, who has been previously convicted for drug trafficking, and Hung to join the ring.
Hung then invited his friend Hiem to join the gang.
Dung ordered Tu to receive a suitcase containing drugs and transport it to the southern region on January 9.
Dung went to H T hotel in Ton That Tung Street, District 1, on January 9 to receive the suitcase from Tu, and then took it along with him to a restaurant in Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, where he went to have a meal.
Police caught Dung and his accomplices at the restaurant and confiscated 18.5kg of crystal meth, 120gm of heroin, 99 ecstasy pills and VND565 million (US$25,200) in cash.
The police are investigating the case further. — VNS