JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

​Two suspected members from killer gang arrested in Vietnam

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 18:21 GMT+7
​Two suspected members from killer gang arrested in Vietnam
The getaway pick-up truck used by a Vietnamese gang shooting a man dead in Kom Tum Province, central Vietnam, March 27, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Two fugitive Vietnamese men allegedly from an armed group fatally shooting a person on Tuesday in central Vietnam were apprehended on Wednesday while hiding in the mountains.

At around 9:15 am on March 28, police in Quang Ngai Province arrested two more putative killers while the suspects were staying amongst trees in the province’s mountainous area, according to an official.

The official also revealed that another member previously caught on Tuesday afternoon is 31-year-old Nguyen Van Nam, living in Hung Yen Province, northern Vietnam.

A taskforce of more than 100 policemen stayed awake throughout the night, blocking any spots through which the two suspects might flee.

Police refused to disclose preliminary information provided by the captured men in order to search for the remaining murder suspects.

The arrest followed a serious incident occurring at about 11:00 am on Tuesday in Kom Tum Province, to the west of Quang Ngai.

Nguyen Manh Cuong, 30, from Nghe An Province in north-central Vietnam, was playing billiards with a friend at Khai Son Pool Parlor in Kom Tum when several gun-carrying men arrived at the place and shot them multiple times.

Cuong died in front of the parlor while his friend was hospitalized with injuries.

Witnesses said they heard four shots, and police found four spent cartridges at the scene.

Police set up a checkpoint along a road on which the shooters were likely to run away.

On the afternoon of the same day, officers chased a pick-up truck in which the men sat, and caught one of them, Nguyen Van Nam, after they got out of the vehicle, which had careered over the roadside.

Two of the remaining shooters who had escaped in the nearby mountains were nabbed on Wednesday.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news