|Ngo Trac Hiep, leader of a major drug trafficking ring in Hai Phong, was detained with a large haul of drugs on Sunday.— Photo laodong.com|
The police seized 28 cakes of heroin weighing nearly 9.83kg and 8kg of methamphetamine.
This is the largest drug haul seized by the Hai Phong police so far.
Ring leader Ngo Trac Hiep, 52, of the city’s Le Chan District, was arrested while transporting the drugs on the Ha Noi-Hai Phong Highway.
He hid the drugs in holes behind the car seats. Hiep changed the structure of his car to create secret holes to hide the drugs and usually transported the drugs himself. The police also seized VNĐ200 million (US$8,800) and other objects related to drug trafficking from his house in Le Chan District.
According to initial investigation, Hiep spent considerable time in Laos and in Viet Nam-Laos border provinces, therefore, he knew the area well and had developedrelationship with drug traffickers and traders.
The police have initiated criminal proceedings against Hiep though they are still continuing to investigate the case. — VNS