Illegally drug trafficking into VN uncovered

June 22, 2021 10:32 AM GMT+7

VGP - The Border Guard Command of central Quang Tri province said on June 21 that they have arrested a Lao man when he was en route to illegally transport 38,000 pills of synthetic drugs into Viet Nam.

Xeng Pheng Say, 38 years old, residing in Sop village, Sepangphay district, Khammouane province of Laos, was captured at 10:15am on June 21 on Road 16A.

He confessed he bought drugs in Laos and then illegally crossed the border into Viet Nam to sell them.

The case is still under further investigation.

Earlier on June 17, the Drug Crime Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security announced that it had busted a drug trafficking ring with the involvement of some Taiwanese (China).

Specifically, the department arrested five traffickers, and seized 270kg of ketamine.

Earlier, the department received information about a drug ring led by several Vietnamese people living in Cambodia and colluded with some in Viet Nam to illegally transport drugs from Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City and then send them to other countries by road or air.

The arrested confessed that from January 2021, they had transported five shipments, of which three contained drugs, and each contained 90kg of ketamine.

Further investigation is underway. For the masterminds currently in Cambodia and China, the department will coordinate with Chinese and Cambodian police to hunt them.

For those in European countries, through the international cooperation channel INTERPOL, the department will exchange information and strengthen coordination to prevent drugs smuggled by air.