Police stop cross border drug smuggling operation in Danang

VOV.VN -Border guards have successfully broken up a major drug trafficking case at the Lao Bao international gate in Danang, seizing a large quantity of drugs in the process following the joint efforts by various local drug prevention units.

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A large quantity of drugs are hidden inside electric cookers (Photo: T.H/PLO)
According to initial reports, police forces caught a suspicious woman on September 23. The suspect was in the process of loading electric cookers into a car on Hoang Van Thai street, Hoa Minh ward, Lien Chieu district.

Upon conducting a search of the electric cookers, the police discovered a total of 4.5 kg of ketamine and over 3,000 pills of synthetic stashed away.

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Suspect Bui Thi Thuy at the police station (Photo: T.H/PLO)

 Once under questioning at the police station, the suspect, identified as Bui Thi Thuy, 41, of Phuc Xa ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, admitted to being hired by another woman to receive the shipment.

A local police officer  stated that this was the work of a drug trafficking ring which operates between Laos and the Lao Bao international border gate. The group’s activities have been under surveillance for several months.

The case is currently under further investigation.

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