Many foreigners, mainly Chinese and Taiwanese, have hooked up with domestic Vietnamese to set up businesses and companies to disguise the illegal possession, sale, and transportation of drugs.
Vietnam’s state-controlled media reported as mentioned above on June 17, citing information from a press conference on the occasion of the “Action month on drug prevention and control” of the Drug Crime Investigation Department (C04, Ministry of Public Security) held on the same day.
According to the news, the source of drugs in Vietnam is mainly imported from foreign countries and the drug is for local consumption or export to other countries.
Ho Chi Minh City became a hot spot, especially after the Beijing government strictly controlled drugs, the Chinese, Taiwanese, and even Koreans moved their operations to Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam. This is considered to be the risk of turning Southeast Asia into a global drug hub.
Many Chinese and Taiwanese are said to have taken advantage of the open-door policy, integration, and loopholes in Vietnam’s immigration management to do business, import and export, rent warehouses and workshops. storing, buying, and selling drugs.
Typically in project 125H, C04 discovered a line run by Huang Yen Sheng, a Taiwanese, now living in Ho Chi Minh City, to receive, consume and illegally transport narcotics in large quantities from Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City via land and air routes.
Huang Yen Sheng was reported to have concealed a large number of narcotics in electric motors, located at the warehouse of The Truong Transport Service Co., Ltd. at Hamlet 3, Tan Kien Commune, Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. The drug is for trafficking to Hanoi.
In Hanoi, Huang Yen Sheng also rented a 300-square-meter warehouse in Xuyen Lam village, Hong Van commune, Thuong Tin district, to make cold storage, hide drugs mixed with pork, and offal for export to China.
Previously, in August 2019, authorities of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum arrested seven Chinese people who entered Vietnam by many different routes. They went to localities far from the city center to rent factories of Vietnamese enterprises with the reason to produce experimental pesticides, rat poison, but actually to produce drugs.
In this case, Vietnam probed eight Chinese people while the Chinese side probed 18 people.