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Vice-principal caught using drugs at office in northern Vietnam

Sunday, September 20, 2020, 14:31 GMT+7
Vice-principal caught using drugs at office in northern Vietnam
Duong Xuan Kiem is shown in this photo provided by police in Bac Kan Province, Vietnam.

A vice-principal of a school in the northern province of Bac Kan has been caught using drugs with three other people, including one teacher, in his office.

The provincial Department of Police confirmed on Saturday they had found Duong Xuan Kiem, 52, who is the vice-principal of An Thang Elementary and Middle School in Pac Nam District, using narcotics in his office at around 10:00 pm on Thursday.

Three other people, namely Ly Nguyen Bao – a 47-year-old teacher at the school, Mong Van Duy, 32, and Ma Van Dan, were also present in the room.

All four people later tested positive for drugs.

Officers found seven balls of opium, two opium bottles, a set of tools for using the stimulant, an electric stick, and four mobile phones.

Further investigation is ongoing.

According to Vietnamese law, using drugs is punishable by a fine worth VND500,000-1 million (US$21.5-43).

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