Ho Chi Minh City police announced they have smashed a gang trafficking drugs from China.

The police said they opened their investigation last month after discovering a man named Nguyen The Manh in Tan Binh district selling drugs to small dealers in Ho Chi Minh City.

From Manh, the police tracked down more suppliers and finally reached the ring leader, 36-year-old Vu Xuan Nhat from the northern province of Hai Duong. Nhat bought drug in China and transported his goods by land through northern provinces to sell in the southern city.

The police arrested Nhat on October 29 and seized 232.7 grammes of methamphetamine. They later found 3.6kg of meth at his temporary residence in Binh Thanh district.

Currently, they have jailed the gang’s members as well as seized more than 4 kilos of crystal meth, a small quantity of heroine and a gun.-VNA