HAI PHONG (VNS)– Police from northern Hai Phong City busted a ring involved in producing and trading fire-arms yesterday.
The case was exposed when police searched a house in Le Chan District's Nghai Xa Ward on Tuesday. They arrested a husband and wife for illegally producing fire-arms in Le Chan.
The police seized five pen guns, two self-made guns, one grenade and materials for producing weapons at their workshop.
A day later, police raided the house of another member of the group and confiscated 22 guns, 300 bullets and tools to repair guns.
Police said the guns were sophisticated weapons in the shape of a pen but with the hit power of a military pistol.
The husband, Duong Minh Nhat, 38, is alleged to have two criminal records. He had been reprieved because he was at the last stage of HIV infection in 2008.
Police say he started to illegally produce pen guns at that time. The case is under investigation. – VNS