Inspectors with the Ministry of Public Security and police in the northern province of Bac Ninh, have found a cache of weapons when raiding a gang leader's house.
The report said that the police conducted the raid on Saturday and found Nguyen Van Hoan, 47, having six guns, hundreds of bullets and a variety of knives and swords.
They also found a box containing some white powder and pink tablets believed to be drugs, together with devices and materials used to produce synthetic drugs, it said.
Over VND1.5 billion (US$71,500) and US$3,600 in cash, and two cars were among things confiscated during the raid.
A report on the An Ninh Thu Do (Capital's security) news website quoted Major General Nguyen Anh Tuan of the taskforce as saying that Hoan led a gang that had been involved in the drug trade for a long time.
The gang also functioned as debt collectors, illegally keeping people in custody to force them to pay their debts, he said.
Further investigations are ongoing.
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