An Giang: Five seized in major cross-border drug trafficking ring

11:52 | 15/04/2019

Border guards and police officers from the southwestern province of An Giang have arrested five people involving in the largest cross-border drug trafficking ring in the locality.

an giang five seized in major cross border drug trafficking ring
Through the initial investigation, relevant forces found 22,000 pills weighing 8.2kg of suspected meth and 18.4kg of suspected crystal meth. (Photo: VNA)

According to Colonel Nguyen Thuong Le, Commander of the provincial Border Guard Command, at 16:00 on April 13, Du Quoc Cuong (born in 1990, residing in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province) and Trinh Cong Nghia (born in 1978, residing in An Phu district, An Giang province), drove a car crossing the border from Cambodia into An Giang.

The two were arrested when they had just gone past the Dong Ky ferry station in Quoc Thai commune, An Phu district.

Through the initial investigation, relevant forces found 22,000 pills weighing 8.2kg of suspected meth and 18.4kg of suspected crystal meth.

The same day evening, police conducted raids on houses of Nguyen Thanh Hai (born in 1978), Nguyen Thanh Phuong (born in 1967), and SLien Tuyen Khoa (born in 1986), all residing in Ho Chi Minh City, for suspicion of involving in the case.

The police found 6,850 meth tablets, one kg of crystal meth, and some relevant objects.

Hai, Cuong and Khoa were tested positive with methamphetamine.

Further investigation into the case is underway.

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