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Authorities bust drug smuggling syndicate

Update: February, 08/2014 - 08:56
HOA BINH (VNS)  — An investigative team of the Public Security Ministry has announced the busting of a large-scale drug trafficking ring.

The team seized 14,000 synthetic pills and arrested three alleged gang members: Nguyen Thi Huyen, 51; Nguyen Hong Tham, 37, of northern Son La Province's Moc Chau District; and Nguyen Quoc Chinh, 42, of northern Bac Ninh Province.

Earlier, Huyen was caught while transporting the pills on National Highway 6, the section near Luong Son Yard Gold in northern Hoa Binh Province.

Huyen confessed that Tham had paid her VND10 million ($476) to deliver the drugs to Chinh. Tham had hired Huyen a week ago to deliver another batch of 6,000 synthetic pills to Chinh. — VNS

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