Police in the southern province of Binh Duong on Thursday arrested a man who allegedly hid eight kilograms of methamphetamine inside his car's trunk.
Investigators said Nguyen Tien Hung, 36, is a key member in a massive drug trafficking ring which has been operated from different places across the country.
On Tuesday, police raided his rented house, seizing the synthetic drug packed in 16 bags. The bags were well hidden inside a spare tire in his Honda Accord’s trunk.
Some of the 16 bags of methamphetamine seized by police on Tuesday.
The street value of the drug is nearly US$5 million.
Hung told the police that he rented the house and two others in the neighborhood, using them as dens for drug gathering and trading.
Police on the same day seized another car of his, a luxury Mercedes, and four safes which they suspected to contain drugs.
Investigators are looking deeper into the case.