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North-South drug ring closed down

Update: May, 20/2015 - 15:01
Nguyen Huy Thong (left) and Hoang Bich Ngoc were arrested on April 28 for illegal drugs smuggling. – VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi police yesterday announced that members of a nationwide drug smuggling ring were arrested with more than 6.4 kilograms of drugs being confiscated.

Nguyen Huy Thong, 33, living in Hai Ba Trung District, and Hoang Bich Ngoc, were arrested on April 28 when they were leaving for the airport to travel to HCM City, said officials.

Police found 2.800 synthetic drug pills, a pack of methamphetamine weighing 2.3 grams, and cash totalling VND53 million (US$2.400) in their luggage.

Another 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, 2.035 pills and a 6.6-gram bag of ketamine were seized, following Thong's apartment being searched.

Police also searched Ngoc's house in HCM City's District 4, finding more than 11 grams of drugs.

The investigation is continuing, said officials. — VNS

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