The photo that toppled a dreaded drug cartel: how a Google Maps image helped police arrest a meth queen and her deadly assassin of two gruesome murders
- Photos made with a Google camera have helped to knock down a notorious drug cartel
- Thi Kim Lien Do and her friend Son Hanh Nguyen killed in Sydney, 2013
- Informants told the police that the couple had been murdered in a rented house in Canley Vale
- On a Street View photo taken on April 10, 2013, two cars can be seen outside the home
- Ms. Do and Mr Nguyen were murdered on April 10, 2013. It led the police to murderers
Max Margan for daily post Australia
Australian Associated Press
A photo taken with a Google Maps camera benefited a notoriously violent drug cartel responsible for at least two gruesome murders.
Thi Kim Lien Do and her friend Son Hanh Nguyen were killed in cold blood, wrapped in bedspreads and dumped in separate houses in western Sydney in 2013.
Police informants told detectives that the couple had been brutally murdered in a rented house in Canley Vale. The tip led to a remarkable discovery.
This photo made by a Google maps camera helped destroy a notoriously violent drug cartel, thought to be responsible for up to five murders.
A photo taken by a Google Street View car on April 10, 2013 showed two white vehicles in the front yard and the driveway of the building – the same day that Mrs. Do and Mr Nguyen were killed, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The police soon discovered one of the cars of the drug boss Dung Thi Ngo 42, and her right hand, "Mr. Rent-a-kill," Kevin Ly, 27.
On Friday, Ngo and Ly were found guilty of killing Mr Nguyen and Mrs Do, where the Google image proved to be crucial in prosecutors who reached a conviction.
Thi Kim Lien Do (left) and her friend Son Hanh Nguyen (right) were killed in cold blood, wrapped in bedspreads and dumped in separate houses in western Sydney in 2013
The trial had been told Ngo suspected that Mr Nguyen had organized a burglary in the house of Canley Vale, which she had rented for him that year to set up a meth lab.
NGO instructed others to lure Mr Nguyen back to the lab and pressurize him to take on the crystal metamphetamine theft.
Despite being held at gunpoint, Mr. Nguyen declared his innocence.
The police soon discovered one of the cars of the drug boss Dung Thi Ngo of Sydney (photo)
Ly saw a plastic snake laying around Mr Nguyen's neck and finally, they ended up with their backs to each other & # 39; and the victim was lifted from the ground.
A wet cloth was placed over his mouth and eventually he stopped wrestling and his eyes rolled back, said attorney general Ken Gibson to the jury.
No one witnessed the death of Mrs. Do, but she had refused to know what theft was and begged for her life.
The other car was from the drug boss & # 39; her right hand & # 39 ;, Mr Rent-a-Kill & # 39; Kevin Ly, 27 (photo)