Hanoi police break up drug ring hinh anh 1Confiscated items that were used to hide the drugs (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi police broke up a major drug operation after confiscating 10 kilograms of synthetic drugs of various types.

Hai Ba Trung district’s police on November 11 caught Nguyen Thu Huong, 43, who lives in Thanh Nhan ward, and Nguyen Van Tam, 25, of Gia Thuy ward in Long Bien district, for illegally trading drugs.

The police found 12,300 pills weighing 3.4 kilograms hidden in three boxes of children’s toys.

At Huong’s residence, police found 6,755 tablets weighing over 1.7 kilograms, more than 2.8 kilograms of ketamine, nearly 359 grams of methamphetamine, 280 million VND, two precision scales and many other objects of evidence.

Huong told the police that she bought the drugs from Than Thi Lien, 24, in Hong Thai commune, Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province. At Lien’s house, the police seized 1.9 kilograms of methamphetamine drugs and nearly 20 grams of ATS.

The initial investigation showed Lien travelled to China to buy the drugs, then hired Tam and others to transport them to Hanoi so Huong could distribute them.

The case is still under investigation.-VNA