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Heroin smugglers arrested

Update: November, 20/2015 - 15:00
Heroin cakes and other items, seized from the smugglers, at the police station. — Photo

TAY NINH (VNS) — Police in the southern Tay Ninh Province and HCM City said yesterday that they had smashed a heroin smuggling ring extending from Cambodia to Viet Nam.

Seventeen cakes (equivalent to around 6 kilos) of heroin, several thousand American dollars, VND5 billion (US$222,000) and other items were seized by the police.

According to the investigation agency, the ringleader was 51-year-old Nguyen Van Phu, also known as Cau Tam, a resident of District 10 in HCM City.

Other suspects who have been arrested include Nguyen Kim Phuong, 35; Nguyen Thi Diem, 30; Tran Thanh Cuong, 34; and Dang Hoang Lam, 30.

The case is under further investigation. — VNS

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