|Police examines a store that sells car parts near the Hòa Bình market in Hai Bà Trưng District, Hà Nội. — Photo vietnamplus.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Thousands of automotive parts and accessories were confiscated by the Hà Nội police from two gangs of thieves near the Hòa Bình or Giời market in the capital city, the police said on Tuesday.
Several of the items belong to expensive automobiles worth billions of đồng.
Trần Tuấn Anh (born in 1982) and Nguyễn Tiến Huy (born in 1980), members of the first gang, are both drug addicts who were previously charged with illegal drug possession, both residing in Hoàng Mai District, according to the police.
From a few days before the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday until they were caught on Monday, the two suspects stole parts of cars that were parked in deserted areas near ring roads and cemeteries and sold them to Nguyễn Đình Tuấn (born in 1966, resident of Hai Bà Trưng District).
The ringleader of the second gang is Đào Ngọc Lan (born in 1985, resident of Hai Bà Trưng District). Thousands of automotive accessories were found in her two storages – No 31 and No 43 – on Đồng Nhân Street on Monday.
Lan started selling automotive accessories in 2010 without a business registration certificate, according to the police.
Both cases are under further investigation. — VNS