The Judiciary Police (PJ) Tuesday busted a Vietnamese drug-trafficking gang that operated in Macau for at least five months, leading to the arrests of nine suspects – two women and seven men.
PJ spokesman Vong Chi Hong announced the case after the arrests were made. The suspects are aged between 23 and 33.
According to Vong, two of the nine Vietnamese are brothers surnamed Euong who police believe to be the gang’s leaders.
Vong said that PJ officers received a tip-off three months ago that a gang of Vietnamese was smuggling drugs into the city from the mainland and then selling them to their compatriots or other people they approached in local night entertainment venues.
According to Vong, Tuesday the officers waited outside the flat which the two Euongs were renting and on seeing a man leaving the flat the officers stopped and searched him.
The officers found four plastic bags of Ice on the man. Then on seeing the elder Euong entering the flat the officers rushed into it behind him.
The officers found another four men and two women in the flat with the four men admitting they had taken drugs. The officers also found several types of drugs in the flat including 229 grammes of so-called coffee powder, a cocktail of MDMA and amphetamines, packed to look like packets of tea with a street value of 60,000 patacas in total.
They also seized a number of plastic bags believed to have been used by the suspects to carry the drugs for their customers, as well as several electronic scales, according to Wong.(macaunews)