Three arrested for smuggling drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam

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Vietnamese narcotics police said on Thursday that they had arrested three members of a Ho Chi Minh City-based gang that smuggled drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.

On November 13, police arrested Duong Nguyet Kieu, the 28-year-old ringleader, and his subordinates Le Minh Phuong, 30, and Dung Que Nguyen, 31. They confiscated 50 grams of methamphetamine and 1 kilogram of heroin, police said.

Phuong was caught red-handed selling drugs to customers. Based on his testimony, police arrested Kieu and Minh while they were delivering drugs to drug addicts at Nguyen Van Luong-Hau Giang crossroad in District 6.

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The men confessed to police they usually posed as tourists in Cambodia to buy drugs that they later sold to drug dealers in HCMC.

Police are still investigating.

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