Police in Ho Chi Minh City said Saturday that they had captured a man charged with producing and selling a large quantity of synthetic drugs after many months of tracking his activity.
A drug addict, Dang Hoang Minh was known to provide ecstasy to local dealers and frequented a hotel in Go Vap District.
On Thursday, the 33-year-old was forcibly stopped and searched by a drugs squad while delivering the substance to users on a motorcycle.
Police found a box of around 1,000 pills of ecstasy of various types carefully concealed in an air vent of his room at the hotel.
|Dang Hoang Minh is seen handcuffed in custody in this photo provided by Ho Chi Minh City police.|
In a house he rented in District 12 for drug production, over 3,000 pills of ecstasy were discovered along with equipment, coloring and additives used for the activity.
The man said he purchased ecstasy, drugs and other substances from various shady sources, including the underground business along Vietnam’s border with China, then ground and mixed them together before turning them into pills.
Each pill fetches VND80,000 (US$4), he said, adding that he had done the racketeering over the past six months.
The case is under further investigation.
|Plastic containers used for making synthetic drugs are seen in this photo provided by Ho Chi Minh City police.|
|A tool for making synthetic drugs is seen in this photo provided by Ho Chi Minh City police.|
|Substances Dang Hoang Minh used to make ecstasy are seen in this photo provided by Ho Chi Minh City police.|
|Equipment and substances for making ecstasy are seen in this photo provided by Ho Chi Minh City police.|