Driver arrested with 11 kilos of marijuana in central Vietnam

By Truong Quang Nam, Thanh Nien News

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A photo provided by police in Ha Tinh Province shows officers surrounding the red car carrying 11 kilograms of marijuana on November 11. A photo provided by police in Ha Tinh Province shows officers surrounding the red car carrying 11 kilograms of marijuana on November 11.

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A drug trafficking suspect carrying 11 kilograms of marijuana was arrested in the central province of Ha Tinh after trying to escape a police check by running into an officer. 
Traffic police stopped Le Manh Hung, 42, to check his papers on Wednesday.
As he began to panic, the officers demanded to check the car, and they found bags of what was later confirmed to be marijuana.
Hung immediately started his car and hit an officer, throwing him onto the car hood.
He then drove more than ten kilometers away before pulling out a gun and threatening to shoot the chasing officers.
The police managed to stop his car.
Trafficking marijuana is punishable by long jail terms and even death penalties in Vietnam.
11 kilograms of marijuana found in a car in Ha Tinh Province on November 11. Photo: Quang Van/VnExpress 

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