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Major drug trafficking ring busted in HCM City
  • | VOV | April 29, 2014 03:01 PM
Ten people were arrested on April 28 in an alleged narcotic trafficking conspiracy operating out of Ho Chi Minh City that police say operated throughout the metropolitan area.

Police forces in Binh Thanh district HCM City, following up on tips provided by local residents, arrested the ringleader 24 year-old Nguyen Khac Hieu from Binh Thanh district along with his suppliers and couriers.

Hieu declared that his ring has been operating on a fairly large scale, specializing in synthetic drugs involving many coconspirators in numerous districts of HCM City, including Go Vap, Tan Phu, Phu Nhuan, and Thu Duc.

He purchased synthetic drugs from three main suppliers, namely 38 year-old Nguyen Trong Thien Thu from district three, 29 year-old Nguyen Viet Son from Go Vap district, and 34 year-old Vong Chi Vinh from Tan Phu district.

Police also seized 150 gram of synthetic drugs and 75 ecstasy pills. Detainees reportedly confessed they had already sold 500 grams of and around 500 ecstasy pills in the preceding two months.

Further investigations are continuing.

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