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Cross-border drug trafficking ring uncovered

Update: December, 09/2015 - 16:31
The packs of heroin seized. — Photo

TAY NINH (VNS) — A drug trafficking ring extending from Cambodia to Viet Nam was discovered on Wednesday by the police force in HCM City and the border province of Tay Ninh.

The police arrested four suspects and seized 21 packs of heroin and VND4 billion (US$178,000) and $5,250 in cash. A heroin pack weighs about 380g to 400g.

The arrested persons are Phan Van Quoc, born in 1992 and a resident of Trang Bang District in Tay Ninh Province; Nguyen Van Phu, born in 1964; Tran Thanh Cuong, born in 1981 in HCM City; and Dang Hoang Lam, born in 1985 in Ben Tre Province.

The gang bought heroin from Cambodia and sold it in Viet Nam.

Quoc was arrested while transporting four heroin packs from the border area to Cu Chi District of HCM City.

Following the clues they got, the police seized Cuong in the act of receiving 15 packs of the drug, as also VND50 million and US$5,000 from Phu's house.

The police also found two more packs of the drug, VND3 billion and US$250 at Phu's house.

Phu said during interrogation that he had bought about 50 drug packs, worth US$9,700 each, from dealers in Cambodia. Then he sold them to Cuong for distribution in the southern provinces. — VNS

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