Viet Nam News
HÀ TĨNH — Two drug traffickers were arrested early this week while they attempted to ship drugs to the South.
Hà Tĩnh Province’s Cẩm Xuyên District Police collaborated with Việt Nam Coast Guard Command and Nghệ An Province Customs Department to arrest a drug trafficker on Monday.
Trần Thị Hoà, 45, from Bảo Thành Commune, Yên Thành District, Nghệ An Province, was captured in Hà Tĩnh Province when trying to ship three heroin cakes to the South.
Speaking to Tuổi trẻ (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday, Lê Viết Đường, deputy head of Cẩm Xuyên District Police, said that, at 3pm on Monday, the functional forces inspected a bus on National Highway No. 1 and found three heroin cakes in Hoà’s suitcase, along with three mobile phones and VNĐ85 million (US$3,700) in cash.
Hoà was bringing the drug to the South for sale. The police transferred her and the evidences to Drug Prevention Force No. 2 under Việt Nam Coast Guard Command for further investigation.
Drug is hidden to be transferred through flight. – Photo courtesy of PC47
In another case, Hải Phòng City Police arrested Phạm Ngọc Duy for trying to traffic drug through flight on Saturday.
The Drug Crime Investigation Department (PC47) under Hải Phòng City Police officially announced about the drug trafficking case from Hải Phòng City to HCM City and southern provinces on Monday.
After investigation, the functional forces came to know that Phạm Ngọc Duy, 32, from Lê Lợi Commune, Ngô Quyền District, Hải Phòng City was involved in the drug trade. He usually used sophisticated tricks to mislead the functional forces.
On Saturday, when Duy and his girlfriend were checking in at Cát Bi International Airport, Hải An District Police conducted an inspection and found 100.02g of ketamine in 16 Korean gingseng bags, 667.82 ketamine in milk powder bags, as well as marijuana, ketamine and ecstasy (MDMA) hidden in his carry-on luggage. The police seized 770.19g of ketamine, 8.59g of marijuana and 1.33g of MDMA in total.
Duy is now being held by Hải Phòng City Police for further investigation. — VNS