Police in Lam Dong, the Central Highlands province has confirmed that they had apprehended Do Danh Hien, 33, a shooting coach from Saigon.
Hien was previously a professional shooter on the national team.
He is also a teacher at a Middle School and a shooting instructor at a sports center in Saigon.
According to Tuoi Tre, a local media report, Hien introduced a group of buyers from Lam Dong Provice to an arms dealer at a hotel in Saigon on November 22.
The group purchased a Glock 19 pistol, and Hien later received VND20 million ($864) for brokering the deal.
On November 23, police identified the buyers and conducted an administrative inspection upon their return to Lam Dong.
Officers found the handgun in the suspects’ luggage, along with 55 bullets, two cans of pepper spray, a folding knife, and a dagger.
The Institute of Criminal Sciences under the Ministry of Public Security examined the gun and classified it as a military weapon.
The suspects were later identified as Pham Van Tai, 36, Ho The Quyen, 27, and Nguyen Minh Tuan, 23.
According to their statements, they wanted to buy a gun and contacted a man Saigon, the man asked Hien, the shooting instructor, to find a dealer.
Police officers have expanded their investigation to identify the original origin of the weapon.
Vietnam bans civilians from storing, using or trading guns and ammunition in any form.
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