|Nguyễn Viết Huy (left) and Nguyễn Văn Nưng are wanted nationwide. — VNA/VNS Photo
BÌNH THUẬN — Bình Thuận Police on Monday afternoon released a nationwide wanted notice for two people who had escaped from detention on Sunday.
The two were named as Nguyễn Viết Huy, 33, from Phan Thiết City, also known as Huy “poisonous mushroom”, and Nguyễn Văn Nưng, 37, from Tuy Phong District.
The police said they escaped from the detention centre at about 3am on Sunday.
Huy is a drug addict and was once sentenced to nine years in prison for trafficking heroin. After getting out of jail, he set up a heroin trafficking ring from HCM City to Bình Thuận.
He was detained on May 6 this year. On searching his house, the police seized about two kilos of methamphetamine and two guns.
Nguyễn Văn Nưng was arrested in December 2017 after stabbing a person to death and injuring another. The Tuy Phong District People’s Court sentenced him to eight years and six months in prison. The Bình Thuận Province People’s Court rejected the judgement in the first instance, and asked the police to re-investigate. — VNS