Police in Dong Nai Province and Hanoi have cooperated to smash a ring transporting 17,000 pills of synthetic drugs from abroad to Hanoi by air and then the southern province for consumption and caught a suspect red-handed receiving 10,000 pills of synthetic drugs in Dong Nai.
Dong Nai police officers said on Saturday that they were keeping Vu Minh Phuc, a 29-year-old resident of Vinh Cuu District, Dong Nai, and Tran Van Tuan, a 28-year-old resident of Trang Bang District, Dong Nai, in custody to serve an investigation into their alleged transport and trade of drugs.
Police had earlier detected a ring transporting a huge volume of drugs from other countries to Hanoi by air and then Dong Nai.
They caught Phuc red-handed receiving some 17,000 pills of synthetic drugs in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai.
The synthetic drugs were hidden in 24 plastic cylinder boxes and covered with white cream.
Phuc declared that the drugs were shipped from abroad to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi before being sent to him in Dong Nai.
He would deliver the drugs to another person in Binh Duong Province, a neighbor of Dong Nai.
Phuc was detained while receiving the 17,000 pills of synthetic drugs.
Dong Nai police officers later arrested Tran Van Tuan, who assisted Phuc in transporting and trading drugs.
Police in Dong Nai and Hanoi also joined hands with the Hanoi Customs Department and the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department under the General Department of Vietnam Customs to catch a suspect red-handed receiving a parcel of 10,000 pills of synthetic drugs in Long Thanh District, Dong Nai.