VietNamNet Bridge – Two drug traffickers were arrested early this week while they attempted to ship drugs to the South.


Tran Thi Hoa was arrested by Cam Xuyen District Police. – Photo

Ha Tinh Province’s Cam Xuyen District Police collaborated with Viet Nam Coast Guard Command and Nghe An Province Customs Department to arrest a drug trafficker on Monday.

Tran Thi Hoa, 45, from Bao Thanh Commune, Yen Thanh District, Nghe An Province, was captured in Ha Tinh Province when trying to ship three heroin cakes to the South.

Speaking to Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday, Le Viet Duong, deputy head of Cam Xuyen 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 Hoa’s suitcase, along with three mobile phones and VND85 million (US$3,700) in cash.

Hoa was bringing the drug to the South for sale. The police transferred her and the evidences to Drug Prevention Force No. 2 under Viet Nam Coast Guard Command for further investigation.


Drug is hidden to be transferred through flight. – Photo courtesy of PC47

In another case, Hai Phong City Police arrested Pham Ngoc Duy for trying to traffic drug through flight on Saturday.

The Drug Crime Investigation Department (PC47) under Hai Phong City Police officially announced about the drug trafficking case from Hai Phong City to HCM City and southern provinces on Monday.

After investigation, the functional forces came to know that Pham Ngoc Duy, 32, from Le Loi Commune, Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong 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 Cat Bi International Airport, Hai 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 Hai Phong City Police for further investigation. 

Source: VNS

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