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Club manager, employees nabbed for selling drugs to customers in southern Vietnam

Monday, December 09, 2019, 11:04 GMT+7
Club manager, employees nabbed for selling drugs to customers in southern Vietnam
Police raid Vic Beer Club in the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai, December 8, 2019. Photo: B.A. / Tuoi Tre

Police in the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai have arrested a manager and five employees of a nightclub for supplying narcotics to their customers.

Officers in Long Thanh District confirmed on Sunday evening they had apprehended Nguyen Hong An, 39, manager of Vic Beer Club, for illicitly storing and trading drugs.

Five employees of the venue, aged 21 to 27, were also nabbed for similar offenses.

On the early morning of the same day, officers raided the nightclub and discovered a total of 29 people, including the five employees, using narcotics.

They also confiscated 140 pills of synthetic drugs, 35 packages of crystal meth, two packs of weed, and 22 sets of hookahs used for smoking shisha.

Nguyen Hong An, manager of Vic Beer Club, is held at the police station on December 8, 2019. Photo: B.A / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Hong An, manager of Vic Beer Club, is held at the police station on December 8, 2019. Photo: B.A. / Tuoi Tre

At the police station, An and his five employees admitted they had purchased the drugs and resold them to club-goers for profit.

Police previously fined the owner of Vic Beer Club VND22 million (US$946) for breaking a law on closing time and allowing guests to consume narcotics.

Aside from Vic Beer Club, Dong Nai police also swooped Tuan Thao Karaoke Bar in Long Khanh City and Cosmo Club inside Central Park Hotel in      Bien Hoa City on early Sunday morning.

Nearly 120 people tested positive for drugs at the two venues.

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