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Lao Bao Customs detected 19 kg drugs in loudspeakers

15:17 | 15/12/2018

VCN- On 13 December 2018, the Quang Tri Customs Department’s leader said that the Department coordinated with the Border Guard Force in detecting and seizing 2 perpetrators and 19 kg of crystal methamphetamine.

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The image of the two loudspeakers provided by the Customs force.

According to Quang Tri Customs Department, at 8:24 a.m, Customs officers of Lao Bao Border Gate Customs Department (Quang Tri Customs Department) processed re-import procedures for vehicle with Licence Plate Number 75B-01174 from Laos to Vietnam.

During scanning the luggage, the Customs officers realized that the two loudspeakers in the vehicle have suspicious signs.

Then, Lao Bao Customs Branch used a sniffer dog for identification. The sniffer dog detected drugs in those loudspeakers.

According to information from the Customs force, a Lao person hired the vehicle owner to transport the two loudspeakers to Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City). Notably, the competent force has not yet identified the owner of these suspicious drugs.

In order not to allow the perpetrator to vacate, Lao Bao Customs Branch coordinated with the Anti- Drug Enforcement Team (Quang Tri Customs Department) and Border Guard Station of Lao Bao International Border Gate arrested the perpetrator.

Secretly, the forces assigned the Border Guard Station of Lao Bao International Border Gate to coordinate with the Anti- Drug Enforcement Team and competent forces to arrest the perpetrators when taking delivery of goods inland.

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As a result, at 2 p.m, 12 December 2018, at the Mien Dong Station (Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City), the Anti-drug force of Quang Tri Border Guard coordinated with competent forces to detect 2 perpetrators that are Nguyen Dang Khoa (born in 1979, residing in Ward 10, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) and Hoang Minh Nhut (born 1988, residing in Ward 3, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City) when they were receiving the two loudspeakers suspected of containing drugs. From the initial inspection results, the competent forces detected 19 kg of drugs suspected as crystal methamphetamine in these two loudspeakers.

Currently, the case is being investigated and specified by the Anti-drug force of Quang Tri Border Guard in coordination with Quang Tri Customs Department and other competent forces.

The Customs Newspaper will continuously update the information on the case.

By Quang Hung/Ngoc Loan