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Ha Tinh Province: war on drug is getting “hoter”

11:10 | 09/03/2019

VCN- As many large projects with exhibits of hundreds of kilograms of rock drugs, hundreds of heroin cakes and thousands of synthetic drugs were detected and seized, it is showing that the war on drug crimes in Ha Tinh province in particular and the Vietnam - Laos border line are getting hotter than ever.

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Vangchueyang Briachear was arrested with 294 kg of drug

Successfully break many big cases

After a long period of observation and ambush, at 1:15 pm on February 17, 2019, at Cau Tau 2, km 79, National Highway 8A, in the area of ​​Son Kim 1 commune, Huong Son district (Ha Tinh), Department of Drug Crime Investigation (C04), Ministry of Public Security chaired and coordinated with the Provincial Police, Border Guards and Ha Tinh Customs to detect, caught Vangchueyang Briachear, 1994, residing in Vang Ban village, Xay Cham district of Phon, Blykhhamxay province - Laos, traveling on a 9-seat passenger car with license plates UN-2645 of Lao, Hyundai brand, transporting huge amounts of drugs. Through inspection, functional forces seized 12 blue bags, there were 278 plastic packages inside, containing 294 kg of synthetic drugs. According to authorities, due to the nighttime, the terrain of the mountain forest was rugged, the fog was thick, Vangchueyang Briachear’s alleged accomplice fled to the forest to escape.

In order to successfully destroy the 218-LP project, seizing all of these drugs, not to penetrate into the domestic, it was the result of a long-term task of monitoring of the forces. These drugs were transported from Myanmar to Thailand to Vietnam, then it would be transported to domestic provinces for consumption with more than 60 billion VND. If it were successful, the "boss" would benefit from 2 to 3 times. This is also the largest quantity of methamphetamine ever discovered in Ha Tinh province.

At the same time, the Department of Drug Crime Investigation, Ministry of Public Security coordinated with Ha Tinh Provincial Police and Border Guards, Ha Tinh Customs successfully destroyed T1218 project, arrested 7 suspects, including Nguyen Thanh Trung, 1985, Son Tay commune, Huong Son district; Nguyen Anh Tuan, 1991, Nam Dan district (Nghe An) and Nguyen Huu Phuoc, in 1998, Ky Trinh ward, Ky Anh town; Dao Viet Son, 1992, Kim Thanh hamlet, Son Tay commune, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh province, seized 10 kg of methamphetamine, 1,800 synthetic drug tablets, 1 gun, 9 bullets (one of them has been in the barrel), 2 grenades and many related weapons and exhibits.

In order for the objects to surrender, the functional forces have mobilized hundreds of officers and soldiers, synchronously used professional measures, ensured the life safety for the functional forces, subjects and people. Especially, after more than 4 hours holding in cars, ready to us weapons for self-defense, functional forces were successfully appealing to Nguyen Thanh Trung and Nguyen Anh Tuan for lowering their weapons and surrendering.

Previously, on January 23, 2019, at Cau Treo international border gate, Son Kim 1 commune, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh province, the working group of the Department of Drug Crime Investigation (Ministry of Public Security) chaired and coordinated with Ha Tinh Provincial Police, Cau Treo International Customs Branch and Customs Control Team (Ha Tinh Customs Department), Border Guard of Ha Tinh province and Nghe An provincial police to arrest Nguyen Van Anh, 28, Hamlet 12, Nghi Truong Commune, Nghi Loc District, Nghe An Province, was transporting 120 cakes of heroin hidden in the car with license plates 29A-09629.

At the investigation agency, Nguyen Van Anh admitted that he was hired to transport goods from Vientiane - Laos by Nguyen Kim Trung, 38, Son Kim 1 commune, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh. In the afternoon of the same day, the forces arrested Nguyen Quoc Trung and two others in this line, Nguyen Duy Que, 31, Ben Thuy Ward, Vinh City, Nghe An and Le Thanh Tap, 28, Nghi Truong commune, Nghi Loc district, Nghe An.

Just two days earlier, on January 21, at the riverbank area in Dong Son village, Son Bang commune, Police of Huong Son district (Ha Tinh), coordinated with the functional forces to arrest two Laotians, including: Ka Po Sang 1977, Xay Cham Phon district, Blykhhamxay province and Kham Bay Heng Ma Son, 1980, Xay Cham Phon district, Blykhhamxay province, who were buying and selling illegal drug. Functional forces seized over 2,000 tablets of synthetic drugs and related exhibits. Subjects who claimed to have bought and transported these drugs from Laos to Vietnam for consumption, while being traded to sell drugs, they were caught.

The war is heating up

With favorable geographical location, wide area, long border line, Ha Tinh is considered as a favorable area for drug transshipment everywhere in the country after the "goods" are gathered from the other side of borders to ‘sneak’ into Vietnam. According to the Steering Committee of 389 in Ha Tinh province, through many cases over the past time, criminals have continuously changed their time, place of operation, disguised and hidden drugs in goods or luggage, causing many difficulties for authorities.

Besides, drug crimes have foreign elements, equipped with "hot" weapons are increasing. A number of Vietnamese people living and doing business in Laos have colluded and connected with some Laotian people to form lines of illegal transport of large quantities of narcotics with sophisticated nature, methods and tricks, more reckless and more motivated that makes the fight against drug become more difficult than ever.

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According to the Steering Committee 389 in Ha Tinh province, in the past, every when drug case was seized by the functional forces, exhibits were very small. Recently, there were cases with number of exhibits that increased thousands of times. In addition to gathering goods and transporting at night or during shift times, the traffickers also deal with functional forces in many ways to escape and the volume of drugs per day is large; The drugs are very diverse, but mostly are heroin, synthetic drugs in the form of methamphetamine and persimmon drugs. Methods and tricks of criminals are very sophisticated, cunning and risky. They often operate secretly on the basis of available relations between peoples, relatives and brothers in the family.

Under this situation, the Steering Committee of 389 in Ha Tinh province instructed the Customs, Police and Border Guard forces to take the initiative to grasp the situation of drug crimes on the route and key areas; Research, analyze, assess the situation to focus on preventive measures, fighting against this type of dangerous crime.

By Dao Le/Kieu Oanh