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Ministry of Public Security police have arrested two men for posting two video clips on YouTube featuring a massive police raid in 2007 into New Century, the most notorious nightclub back then in Hanoi.
Their identities are withheld but police said the two will be detained for three months pending further investigations.
Two film clips lasting a combined 22 minutes show hundreds of police officers on the evening of April 28, 2007 storming into the New Century on Trang Thi Street, causing chaos among some 1,000 guests there.
The officers are carrying cudgels and shields and trying to control the crowds in the deafening music.
In the first clip, the guests are ordered to freeze, with many lowering their heads and hiding their faces with handkerchiefs.
The second clip gives a close-up of the police’s body search on the guests, including females.
Colonel Le Huy Hop, deputy chief of the Investigative Police Agency, said the clips were shot by police and meant for investigation purposes.
The archived files are not allowed to be publicized, he added.
The two men confessed they copied and edited the clips before posting them on YouTube last Wednesday.
But police did not explain why the clips were “leaked.”
During the raid, more than 100 ecstasy tablets were seized.
Nguyen Dai Duong, the club’s manager, was detained 7 months on charges of “illegally storing drugs.” The club has since been closed.