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Saigon bar raid nets hundreds of drug users

Over 200 patrons tested positive for banned substances at a Saigon bar following a Wednesday raid, local police say.

HCMC police find 15 kilos of narcotics in gift packages

Ho Chi Minh City police Wednesday found 15 kilograms of drugs hidden inside gift packages sent from foreign countries to non-existent addresses.

Vietnam drug haul exceeds six tons in just four months

To put this in perspective, the combined tally for 2017 and 2018 was 8.5 tons.
April 29, 2019 | 07:44 am GMT+7

Breaking Bad: Japan prof 'made students produce ecstasy'

A Japanese university professor could face up to 10 years in jail after allegedly getting his students to produce ecstasy, in an echo of TV hit series "Breaking Bad."
April 17, 2019 | 11:55 am GMT+7

Five arrested for smuggling 19 kilos of meth from Cambodia

The police have arrested five people for allegedly trafficking meth and ecstasy from Cambodia to the southern province of An Giang.
April 15, 2019 | 09:06 am GMT+7

Russian woman gets 18 years in jail for drug trafficking in Vietnam

A HCMC court sentenced a Russian woman to 18 years in jail for smuggling drugs; she claimed she was set up.
November 24, 2018 | 02:28 pm GMT+7

Cambodian caught with 2,000 ecstasy pills in Saigon, arrested

A Cambodian man has been detained in Ho Chi Minh City for allegedly possessing and selling ecstasy pills, the police said Wednesday.
November 15, 2018 | 11:04 am GMT+7

Cambodia seizes record ecstasy haul hidden in pet food boxes

Cambodian authorities have seized nearly 100 kilograms of ecstasy intended for distribution locally and in Vietnam.
August 13, 2018 | 02:26 pm 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

Frenchman found running narcotics production ring in Saigon

A French national was arrested on Monday for running an operation producing over 20,000 pills of synthetic drugs in Saigon.
July 17, 2018 | 10:02 am GMT+7

Tricks of the trade: How drug smugglers attempt to sneak past Vietnamese police

Cocaine, ecstasy, meth - you name it, they try and smuggle it. 
August 16, 2017 | 03:04 pm GMT+7

Vietnam busts largest-ever drug cartel

Police raided 13 drug-producing labs across Vietnam, seizing over $8.8 million worth of narcotics.
June 01, 2017 | 09:06 pm GMT+7

Police seize big hauls of meth, ecstasy pills in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Four people have been detained for investigations and may face death if found guilty.
March 29, 2017 | 10:23 am GMT+7

Vietnam police seize 8,000 ecstasy pills in border province

'Ecstasy often contains hallucinogens which can cause people to see or feel things that are not really there.'
September 28, 2016 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Ecstasy use jumps in Europe, no longer just a dance drug

The drug ecstasy is making a comeback in Europe, spreading as a mainstream party narcotic away from its niche use at dance clubs and reaching new young users, the Lisbon-based European drug agency said on Tuesday in a report.
May 31, 2016 | 07:16 pm GMT+7
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