As many as 145 people tested positive for drugs in the early hours of Sunday at a bar in Tan Tien Ward, Bien Hoa City, the southern province of Dong Nai.
|Hundreds of people were in the Ozone bar when the police came to inspect it. — VNA/VNS Photo|
They were discovered when city police raided Ozone Bar.
Police seized many packets of white powder and pink tablets suspected to be drugs. They also discovered drug paraphernalia.
More than 250 people were taken to the police station for tests, 145 of whom tested positive.
A representative of the bar failed to produce a trading document or license. More than 80 employees of the bar also did not have work contracts.
Ozone Bar opened at the beginning of this month.
HCM City Police have launched criminal proceedings against a Vietnamese-American bar owner and 15 others on charges of "illegal possession of narcotics" and concealing their illegal use.