Nguyễn Tuấn Vũ . — File Photo
Viet Nam News –HCM CITY — Police from HCM City’s Thủ Đức District yesterday arrested the 27-year-old leader of a major ring selling methamphetamines.
Besides the ringleader, Nguyễn Tuấn Vũ of Hà Nội, police officials detained Nguyễn Văn Quân, 30, of Hải Dương, and Nguyễn Thị Lan, 29, of HCM City.
Police seized a total of 700 grams of drugs, a K59 gun, a car, an electronic scale and other pieces of equipment used by the ring.
On May 14, investigative police found Quân with methamphetamines on his body while he was sitting at a coffee shop in Thủ Đức District.
Police found a large amount of drug and other items.
At the police station, Quân allegedly admitted that he had received the drugs from Vũ, who was planning to sell it to clients.
Based on information from Quân, police arrested Vũ after seeing him driving on Tô Ngọc Vân Street in Thủ Đức District.
After inspecting Vu’s unit at a luxury apartment building in Bình Thạnh District, police found 500 grams of drugs, a K59 gun and other items.
On the same day, police arrested Lan at her house on Lê Thị Hoa Street in Thủ Đức District.
Lan had sold the drugs to Vũ. About 100 grams of drugs were found in her house.
At the police station, Vũ admitted to flying to Hà Nội every week and travelling to Tân Thanh Border Gate in Lạng Sơn to order a kilo of drugs.
Vũ said he then returned to HCM City where he sold small portions of the drugs to people around the city.
Lieutenant Colonel Nguyễn Văn Dũng, head of the Thủ Đức District police department’s investigative team on drug crime, said his team began to investigate the ring in December last year.
Vũ is one of the key members of a drug trafficking ring based north of HCM City, according to police.
Besides selling a large amount of drugs in HCM City, the men also had a number of guns, police said. — VNS