|Police carrying out tests on people for use of drugs after they found dozens of drug packets to be used in the Thien Son Lau bar in Ha Dong District, in the capital city of Ha Noi. — Photo baomoi.com.
HA NOI (VNS) — Police in the capital city have arrested four people from the Northern provinces for selling the drug Ecstasy, and 24 others for consuming it, in Ha Dong District.
The four men aged between 20 and 29 from provinces of Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoc and Bac Giang, were arrested along with 24 others, both males and females from Ha Noi, who were under the influence of drugs, while they were dancing to loud music in a room of the Thien Son Lau bar.
Police also seized 29 packets of various drugs including Ecstasy and heroin along with numerous accessories related to the use and trade of drugs such as computers, cell phones and drug containers.
Most of those arrested tested positive for drugs. Some of them confessed they had paid about VND250,000 per hour for hiring the Karaoke room to consume the drugs overnight.
The 60sq.m bar was owned by Nguyen Van Loi, 42, from Ha Dong Distric's Duong Noi ward, who had been names in the police blacklist with three convictions.
Police said they spent a lot of time searching for evidence of the bar's criminal activities, particularly of the owner, who is also an ex-convict.
Col. Nguyen Hong Ky, Head of the Investigation Office of the Ha Noi Police said his team raided the bar soon after receiving information from local residents on the illegal activities being conducted there.
Ky said the police acted immediately under authorisation from the city's police chief. — VNS