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Former policemen prosecuted for stealing 11kg of drugs

Update: August, 01/2019 - 15:47


Sơn La Province Department of Civil Judgement Enforcement where the three criminal broke into. — Photo

SƠN LA — Two former policemen from Sơn La Province Police have been prosecuted for stealing 11kg of drugs, Tuổi trẻ (Youth) newspaper reported.

On Wednesday, Đỗ Quốc Tuấn, deputy head of Sơn La Province People’s Procuracy, announced that they completed the indictment and filed it to the provincial People’s Court to start legal proceedings against three defendants involved in the theft at the provincial Department of Civil Judgement Enforcement which occurred in November 2018.

Nguyễn Văn Thường and Nguyễn Tùng Lâm, two former policemen of Sơn La Province Police Department of Criminal Enforcement and Judicial Assistance, joined Phạm Tuân, their acquaintance, from Vĩnh Phúc Province’s Tam Dương District to plan break-ins on offices in Sơn La City to steal assets to pay debts.

On November 10, 2018, the three defendants broke into the exhibit warehouse of the provincial Department of Civil Judgement Enforcement, taking nearly 8kg of heroin, more than 3kg of synthetic drugs and one mobile phone. These were items of evidence in five other cases.

After carrying out the crime, realising the seizure was large, the three culprits confessed and handed over all the assets.

Thường and Tâm were then expelled from the provincial police.

The three culprits are prosecuted for appropriation of narcotic substances under article 252 of the Criminal Code. — VNS



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