Urgent arrest warrant issued for leader of big cross-border drug ring hinh anh 1The seized drugs of the ring (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Investigation Police Department for Drug-Related Criminals under the Ministry of Public Security said on March 28 that an urgent arrest warrant had been issued for the leader of a huge trans-national drug ring connecting with the seizure of 300kg of drugs recently.

The wanted man is a Chinese national named Wu He Shan, born in 1963.

The police said Wu He Shan and his accomplices, including Huang Zai Wen (from China), Thao A Do, Thao No Pao and Ly A Vu (from Vietnam), brought drugs into Vietnam and then transported to another country.

Legal proceedings have also been launched against the four accomplices for investigation into the illegal trading and transport of drugs.

Previously, on March 20, Thao A Do, Thao No Pao, and Ly A Vu were caught red-handed when they handed over 300kg of drugs to Huang Zai Wen at Hashan company, located in Binh Tan ward of Ho Chi Minh City. The three transported the drugs by trucks from Bo Y border gate in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum to Ho Chi Minh City.

The drugs were supposed to be loaded into a container under the camouflage of PP plastic granules to be sent to Taiwan (China).

Expanding investigation into the case, the local force worked with police in the Philippines to seize an additional 276 kg of drugs on March 23 in latter nation. The drugs were sent by Hashan company and declared as PP plastic granules. The consignment left Cat Lai port on March 13 and reached North Manila port on March 19.

Informed by the Vietnamese police, the Philippine side was able to seize the drugs which were packed like tea bags and contained in 12 large bags.–VNA