The Ho Chi Minh City police said Saturday they had seized more than 1,000 parts from stolen motorbikes following two raids of shops in a local market.
Police and market management officers in District 5 raided Tan Thanh Market, which specializes in vehicle spare parts, in late September and mid-October.
They found a large number of parts without papers of origin at dozens of stores.
The raids followed the arrest in mid-August of 20 members of a ring for allegedly trading parts from more than 400 stolen motorbikes.
The gang’s kingpins were Lu Tuan Si and Tran Thanh Bach of Tan Phu District.
They confessed to buying parts from motorbike thieves since November last year and selling them to a number of stores in Tan Thanh Market.
After the arrest of the gang leaders, some big shops in the market closed temporarily, allegedly to see if the police would do anything.
They then re-opened.
The police decided to raid the market on September 30 and October 7.
Investigations are continuing.