|Nguyen Quoc Hung, the alleged ringleader, and the confiscated drugs and gas tanks. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — A network transporting 490 packets of heroin, equivalent to 171.5kg, from Viet Nam to China has been discovered.
The packets were transported from the northern province of Son La to Ha Noi and Lang Son Province, then transported to China for consumption.
The Drug Crime Investigation Department, known as C47, identified Nguyen Quoc Hung, a 32-year-old man from Thai Binh, as the alleged ringleader.
Hung, the owner of a restaurant and karaoke bar in Ha Noi, was reportedly involved in a previous transnational drug trafficking case as well.
After a lengthy investigation, Hung and five other men were caught last week while delivering and receiving 170 packets of heroin in Gia Lam District, Ha Noi.
The drug batches were hidden inside a gas tank painted blue, along with several kitchen items, such as gas stoves, cooking pots and Styrofoam boxes.
The police then searched the three-storey house rented by Hung and confiscated two gas tanks painted pink that were filled with more than 300 heroin packets, two K59 guns, one K59 canister round and one AR15 cartridge belt.
The case is under further investigation. — VNS