Ha Tinh: legal proceedings started on big drug trafficking case hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Ha Tinh (VNA) – The police of the central province of Ha Tinh has issued a decision to detain and start legal proceedings against four men for their roles in a big drug trafficking case.

The four are Nguyen Thanh Trung, 34; Dao Viet Son, 27, both from Son Tay commune, Huong Son district of Ha Tinh; Nguyen Anh Tuan, 28, from Jim Lien commune, Nam Dan district of Nghe An; and Nguyen Huu Phuoc, residing in Ky Anh town of Ha Tinh.

Trung and Son were accused of trafficking heroin, and illegally keeping and using military weapons, while Tuan and Phuoc will stand at the court for the charge of trafficking drug.

Earlier on February 15, the Ha Tinh police and the Investigation Department of Drug-Related Criminals under the Ministry of Public Security discovered two suspicious cars with Trung, Tuan and Phuoc aboard on Highway 8C from Duc Tho and Huong Son districts of Ha Tinh heading to Son Giang commune of Huong Son district.

A car carrying Trung and Tuan crashed into a police car before falling to a field, while Phuoc who drove the other car abandoned the vehicle and escaped into the jungle in Son Giang commune.

Trung and Tuan held their gun and grenade and holed up in the car. Convinced by the police, Tuan and Trung then gave up themselves to the police.

Checking the cars, the police seized 9kgs of crystal meth, a gun and one grenade, and many knives.

One day late, Phuoc also gave himself up.

On February 16, the police arrested Son at his own house, seizing 1,800 tablets of meth and one grenade.

The local police have expanded their investigation of the case and arrested more suspects related to the ring.-VNA