V.M.D., 26, was caught while he attempting to smuggle the synthetic drugs from Hong Kong to Vietnam on board a CX767 airplane.
The ecstasy pills were hidden in his luggage and uncovered during an inspection at Tan Son Nhat airport.
Relevant agencies are broadening the scope and scale of their investigations into the case.
After finding themselves besieged, the drug traffickers repeatedly opened fire on police officers. Police then shot back at the group and killed one of them.Taking advantage of the dark and complicated terrain, the drug traffickers tried to withdraw to Laos while still shooting at police.They finally retreated, leaving behind four military-grade guns, 85 rounds of ammunition, and 10 backpacks that contained 160 bricks of heroin weighing about 56kg.A similar incident occurred on March 7, when Son La police prevented an armed group from illegally bringing drugs into Vietnam via the same border.During a gunfire exchange, police killed one drug trafficker,…... [read more]
The conference was attended by Major-General Cao Minh Nhan, deputy chief of Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security’s Social Crime Investigation Agency and General Krisna Polatana, Police General Krisna Polananta, Secretary-General of the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board.The two countries focused on cooperation in drug prevention methodology and agreed to promote cooperation in four key issues: boosting information exchange, training, control of the cultivation of narcotics plants, and detoxification and rehabilitation.Since Vietnam and Thailand signed a cooperation agreement on drug control in 2001, the two countries’ crime prevention agencies have broken many drug rings. However, according to authorities, the…... [read more]
Beijing, May 29 (VNA)- Drug control authorities from China and the Philippines have bust a large-scaledrug trafficking ring, seizing 604 kilograms of crystal meth in the Philippinecity of Valenzuela, China's National Narcotics Control Commission (NNCC) saidon May 28.According to the NNCC, the ring was uncovered asan outcome of investigations after police in southeast China's Fujian provinceand anti-drug forces of Xiamen city arrested 12 suspects involved incross-border drug trafficking in a raid on May 12.The suspects told the police that they had hiddenthe drugs in cylindrical roller printers that had already been cleared byPhilippine customs.Philippine law enforcement seized the drugs thenext…... [read more]
The most important aspect was the use of Vietnam as a transit point by foreign gangs, especially for amphetamine.The traffickers were mostly Vietnamese women living in Thailand and Cambodia who were hired to carry the drugs from the Middle East to Vietnam before taking them to Australia for selling on the street, Colonel Ngo Minh Chau, deputy director of the HCM City police, explained.Most of these women were poorly educated and married to foreigners, he said.In the first four months of this year, customs officers and policemen at Tan Son Nhat International Airport discovered five cases involving 27kg of heroin…... [read more]
They also seized 13 cakes laced with drugs, 1,800 ecstasy pills and a gun loaded with 12 bullets.— Photo vietnamnet HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City police have arrested six members of a drug trafficking ring in Binh Thanh District.They also seized 13 cakes laced with drugs, 1,800 ecstasy pills and a gun loaded with 12 bullets.The first gang member to be arrested, Do Duy Khanh, was caught at the Nguyen Hong-Phan Van Tri crossing in Binh Thanh District, while he was transporting three cakes filled with drugs on a motorbike.Another drug trafficker, Tran Thi Luong, was held several…... [read more]
Customs staff check passengers' luggage via a screening system in Noi Bai International Airport. Lack of facilities and police dogs caused the customs agency to fail to prevent drug trafficking many times last year. — VNA/VNS Photo Pham Hau HA NOI (VNS)— Inadequate facilities and a lack of police dogs have been blamed for customs officials failing to prevent drug trafficking at the Noi Bai International Airport in 2013.Airport and customs officials arrived at that conclusion at a meeting held on Thursday in Ha Noi, where the airport is based.Data from the city's Customs Department showed that only one instance…... [read more]
The police captured three drug traffickers and seized 13 kilograms of methamphetamine yesterday. — Photo tienphong.vn HAI PHONG (VNS) —The police captured three drug traffickers and seized 13 kilograms of methamphetamine yesterday afternoon in So Dau Ward, Hong Bang District, in the northern Hai Phong City.The police also seized more than VND20 million (US$952), eight handsets and two motorbikes from them.The action taken was part of the investigation by the Hai Phong police and the Anti-drug Police Department under Viet Nam Coast Guard into drug trafficking in the area between the northern Lang Son Province and Quang Ninh Province, and…... [read more]
The drug traffickers are Vang Thi Soa, 26, of northern Dien Bien Province, Lau A Cu, 30, of central Binh Phuoc Province and VeuPia, 20, of Lao's Bori Khamsay Province.— Photo vov LAO CAI (VNS) — The police in northern Lao Cai Province yesterday arrested three people including a Laos national for transporting 42 cakes of heroin – the biggest ever haul in the province.Vice Director of the province's Police Department, Giang Ly Pao, said that the drug was seized while being transported by a semi-truck with Lao number plate.The drug traffickers are Vang Thi Soa, 26, of northern Dien…... [read more]
Nguyen Manh Hung's objects of evidence which were seized by the police. — Photo dantri.com.vn HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City Police, in co-ordination with the Binh Tan District, yesterday smashed a drug trafficking ring in the district and confiscated more than 13kg of crystal methamphetamine.The police had come to know through investigations that 36-year-old Dong Ngoc Thanh Tan, a resident of District 6, was trading a great amount of crystal meth and had caught him.Based on Tan's statements, the police seized 43-year-old Nguyen Manh Hung, a resident of District 1, who had sold the crystal meth to Tan.The…... [read more]
The assessment was made by Tong Le Dan, deputy headof the Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs Sub-department in HoChi Minh City. Among the tricks was to cover drugswith tin foil and then sprinkle them with pepper or soak them withperfume of balm oil to neutralise the detector dogs' sniffing ability.Drugs were also hidden inside shoe soles, candlesticks and computers.Particularly, traffickers have recently take advantageof students, unemployed people, and women with small children in thetrafficking of drugs, Dan stressed. Officers at theTan Son Nhat International Airport over the past one year havediscovered 34 cases of drug trafficking and seized nearly…... [read more]