Duong Van Tuan (first, left) and the two other suspects at the police office (Source: http://cand.com.vn)
On January 2, the force arrested three suspects at Van La bus station in Ha Dong district of Hanoi, seizing seven bricks of heroin (over 2.4kg), one pack of crystal meth, and one taxi vehicle.
The arrested are Duong Van Tuan, born in 1985 from Dong Ky ward, Tu Son town of Bac Ninh province; Nguyen Anh Hao, a taxi driver born in 1984; and Do Van Duong, born in 1995, all from Bac Ninh.
Expanding the investigation into the case, the police also arrested Lo Van La, born in 1989 and residing in Nam Ty commune, Song Ma district of Son La for heroin transportation.
Initial investigation results showed that La was hired by an unknown man in Song Ma district to bring the heroin from Song Ma to Hanoi. He packed the drug in a carton package and sent it by bus to Hanoi, while driving alongside it by motorbike.
La then hired Tuan to receive the package for VND100 million. Tuan was arrested when taking the package and loading it into a taxi which Duong was waiting inside.
The case is now under further investigation.