Two Taiwanese drug traffickers arrested in HCM City

Update: December, 22/2019 - 23:00
The Taiwanese drug traffickers arrested by police. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Chung

HCM CITY — Two Taiwanese men involved in a drug trafficking ring were arrested last Friday while hiding out in HCM City, police said on Saturday.

Teng Tien, 63, and Chen Chih Hsiung, 56, were on the run from Taiwanese police for their involvement in trafficking 1.15 tonnes of drugs through Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines and Việt Nam. 

The duo escaped after the ring was busted in late 2018.

Local police said they were completing procedures to hand over them to Taiwanese authorities.

Last Friday, police in Con Cuông District in the central province of Nghệ An detained a woman for illegally transporting more than 800 meth pills, 30g of crystal meth and over 30g of heroin.

Lô Thị Chiên, 52, had previously spent seven years in prison for drug-related crimes.

Authorities are expanding their investigation. — VNS


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