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Police hunt for Taiwanese suspect after drug haul bust in Ho Chi Minh City

Police hunt for Taiwanese suspect after drug haul bust in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 16:50 GMT+7
Police hunt for Taiwanese suspect after drug haul bust in Ho Chi Minh City
The area near the An Suong Overpass in Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City on the evening of March 27, 2019. Photo: Ngoc Phu / Tuoi Tre

Police in Ho Chi Minh City discovered two Taiwanese people and a Vietnamese allegedly transporting a large amount of drugs on Wednesday night, but one of the two foreign suspects managed to flee the scene.

Anti-drug and traffic police officers in the southern hub pulled over an automobile and a pickup truck with suspicious signs for a check near the An Suong Overpass in Hoc Mon District at around 8:30 pm.

As soon as the vehicles stopped, the two drivers, along with a man on the pickup truck, quickly got out and fled the scene.

Law enforcement officers chased them down and were able to capture both drivers, while the third man absconded, police confirmed on Thursday.

An inspection later revealed that the two vehicles were carrying nearly 900 packs of white powder appearing to be heroin.

The packs were estimated to weigh hundreds of kilograms.

Two suspects have been arrested so far. Photo: Ngoc Phu / Tuoi Tre

Two suspects have been arrested so far. Photo: Ngoc Phu / Tuoi Tre

The driver of the car was identified as a Vietnamese man from the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, while the pickup truck driver was a Taiwanese man.

The man on the run is also from Taiwan, according to initial information.

As of Thursday afternoon, officers were still hunting for the third suspect.

On Wednesday last week, Ho Chi Minh City police arrested eight Chinese and three Vietnamese members of an illicit drug ring, confiscating 300 kilograms of crystal meth in Binh Tan District.

Officers later coordinated with their Filipino counterparts to seize another 270 kilograms of drugs in Manila, which the ring had previously shipped from Cat Lai Port in the southern Vietnamese metropolis.          

In Vietnam, trading, trafficking, or storing over 100 grams of heroin is punishable with up to 20 years’ imprisonment, life imprisonment or capital punishment.

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