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VN’s biggest-ever drug ring seized in HCM City

Update: June, 02/2017 - 10:11
HCM City Police seized over 500,000 ecstaty tablets and 120kg of drug powder estimated to worth over VNĐ200 billion (US$8.8 million. — Photo vnexpress.net
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — HCM City police on Thursday arrested more than 20 people suspected of involvement in a drug ring led by Văn Kinh Dương.

Police also seized over 500,000 ecstaty tablets, 120 kg of drug powder estimated to worth over VNĐ200 billion (US$8.8 million), more than VNĐ10 billion ($440,000) in cash, seven cars and equipment used to make drugs.

The case is said the biggest-ever drug ring to be detected in Việt Nam.

Dương, 36, of Hà Nội served six years and then escaped from jail. A wanted man, he forged documents under the name Trần Ngọc Hiếu and continued producing drugs.

Earlier, Dương was found to manage drug-making establishments in HCM City and Nha Trang, thanks to social networking and surveillance camera. He sometimes visited the establishments.

Dozens of Dương’s “brothers” joined his ring, especially Nguyễn Đức Kì Nam, 49, who is an expert chemist and directly made drug powder, dried and shaped them.

The drugs were hidden on suitcases from HCM City to Hà Nội.

Police investigation revealed that since the beginning of last year, they produced almost 300 kg of drug.

As soon as Dương was arrested, over 200 police officers examined 13 drug establishments of Dương in HCM City and other provinces.

The case is under further investigation. — VNS

 

 

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