|Cakes of drugs are seized by HCM City’s police. — VNA/VNS Illustration photo by Lê Hữu Quyết|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City police have busted a drug trafficking racket from Cambodia to Việt Nam, seizing around 1.4kg heroin and 4kg ecstasy, and arresting eight persons involved.
The arrested include the ring’s mastermind, Nguyễn Duy Thạch Thảo, 43, a resident of HCM City’s District 10. The police’s drug crime investigation department caught Thảo red-handed receiving 3kg ecstasy from Lâm Tú Trân, 55, at Thảo’s house in Tô Hiến Thành Street at 6.30pm on November 28.
The police seized two cakes of heroin, 29 packs of heroin and nine packs of ecstasy, weighing a total of nearly 5.4kg, when they raided the house.
Initial investigations revealed that Thảo purchased the drugs from Lê Quang Cường, 57, and Lâm Kim Phụng, 52, who sent a person to buy and transport the drugs from Cambodia to Việt Nam. The duo was to get money once the consignment was delivered to Thảo. The money was to be exchanged to dollars and sent to Lâm Đạo Long, 43.
Further investigations are on. — VNS