Alleged drug dealer Nguyễn Thị Thảo. — Photo vov.vn
Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — A ring involved in transnational drug trafficking was unearthed by the police of Vinh City.
Nguyễn Thị Thảo, 46, living in Quang Trung Ward of Vinh City, central province of Nghệ An, who was identified as the head of the ring, was arrested.
The police discovered Thảo had been earning a living from illegal high-interest money lending and drug trading since 2016.
According to the police, the woman took several trips to HCM City and Laos during the year.
The police said when visiting places for trading, Thảo took along her two-year-old son as a screen to cover her illegal activities.
Thảo hired several people in Hương Sơn District and set up a ring to trade drugs across the border with Laos.
The drug were sold to dealers in the southern provinces, the police said.
On January 11, the police received information that Thảo and her accomplice Tống Thị Trang would be making a large transaction.
Thảo and Trang were caught red-handed en route.
The police seized 4.9kg of drugs, nine hand phones, VNĐ11 million (US$490) and a passport, as well as an ID card and a precision balance. — VNS