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Hanoi investigates music fest deaths amidst a passing-the-buck game

As agencies say ‘not me,’ Hanoi has begun probing drug overdose deaths at a Hanoi music festival.

Suffocating, panic, chaos: witnesses describe Hanoi music fest scene

People attending the Hanoi music festival where seven died of drug overdose say a chaotic atmosphere prevailed.

Hanoi suspends music fests after drug overdose deaths

All music festivals in Hanoi have been suspended until further notice, authorities announced Monday.
September 17, 2018 | 06:17 pm GMT+7

Doctors blamed as Vietnamese cop dies from accidental drug consumption

Investigators in Vinh Long Province have blamed doctors for failing to diagnose that a police officer had overdosed on drugs, resulting in his death.
September 11, 2018 | 09:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam's biggest ever narcotic drug maker a long-time fugitive

Van Kinh Duong’s life of crime included document forgery, fraud and breaking out of jail.
August 11, 2018 | 11:41 pm GMT+7

15 detained in China vaccine scandal

Chinese authorities have arrested 15 people including the chairwoman of a rabies vaccine producer under fire for fraudulent quality control in the country's latest drug-safety ...
July 25, 2018 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Saigon drug bust yields ‘biggest ever’ heroin haul

Police have seized 59 kilograms of heroin in HCMC as they busted a massive drug trafficking gang led by a 58-year-old resident.
July 13, 2018 | 07:22 pm GMT+7

Vietnam police gun down drug lords in jungle hideouts

Long Luong Commune near Laos border has been serving as the strongfold of more than 60 wanted criminals.
June 30, 2018 | 04:05 pm GMT+7

Two Vietnamese sentenced to death for heroin smuggling

They were caught transporting $307,000 worth of heroin from Son La to Hanoi.
June 13, 2018 | 07:40 pm GMT+7

Czech police charge 60 in drug smuggling ring led by Vietnamese

The gang is suspected of having managed to smuggle more than 700 kilograms of drugs to Australia.
June 13, 2018 | 09:15 am GMT+7

Malaysians make record bust of crystal meth, shipped from Myanmar

Malaysia government confiscated $18 million worth of crystal meth disguised as tea packets last week.
May 28, 2018 | 03:32 pm GMT+7

Tackle graft, governance to stem 'Golden Triangle' meth trade: UNODC

Huge volumes of meth worth $40 billion pass through the triangle between China, Laos and Thailand each year.
May 21, 2018 | 02:07 pm GMT+7

Antibiotics sales in Vietnam double over 9 years, exacerbate superbug epidemic

Many patients have been given unnecessary antibiotics, or more than they need.
May 17, 2018 | 02:45 pm GMT+7

Vietnam customs officers seize 2.5 tons of illegal chewing herbs smuggled from Africa

The narcotic leaf contains cathinone, a stimulant that has similar effects to amphetamine.
May 12, 2018 | 03:04 pm GMT+7

Police nab man for growing marijuana in northern Vietnam

Do Xuan Hieu was caught with 859 marijuana plants.
May 04, 2018 | 08:03 pm GMT+7
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