Quang Nam park rangers have arrested a man in a gang accused of stealing 16 dogs after they pulled over a taxi in the central province.
Nguyen Van Vinh, 23, confessed that he and two others, with an electrocution gun, had stolen the dogs in Dong Giang District on Friday.
They hired a taxi to transport the dogs to Dai Loc District for selling. The cab was pulled over by park rangers on the National Highway 14B.
Vinh was handed over to the police for investigation.
Police are hunting for his two accomplices who were on a motorbike driving behind the taxi and managed to escape when the taxi was stopped.
Dog theft remains a problem in Vietnam and is driven by the unregulated dog meat trade.