|The weapons seized by the police. — Photo vietnamplus.vn|
HCM CITY — The city police have busted a weapon trading ring in HCM City.
The ring was involved in importing electric guns, scimitars, Japanese-style swords, and grenades from China and sold them online in Việt Nam.
According to the police, it was a large-scale arms trafficking racket in Việt Nam.
Earlier this year, the police had found some accounts on Facebook and other social networking websites selling these types of weapons.
The prices of these weapons ranged from hundreds of đồng to millions.
Following investigations, the police said the head of the ring was Tô Hoàng Vũ, 29, who had three assistants.
They imported the arms from China and stored them in a house in District 8. They then posted advertisements on social networking websites.
Vũ rarely delivered the goods to the customers. He stayed home to get the online orders, the police said.
At 3pm on Monday, the police conducted a raid at Vũ’s house. At the time of arrest, Vũ and his three assistants were found to have consumed drugs. Therefore, they did not resist arrest.
After conducting a search of the house, the police recovered 250 scimitars, 37 bayonets, 17 electric guns, and 50 Japanese-style swords and many electric robes.
The police are investigating the case further. — VNS