Three illegal drug traffickers arrested in Lao Cai

12/28/2021 15:48

VGP - Border guards in the northern province of Lao Cai have coordinated with local police force to arrest three people who were illegally transporting 40 bricks (about 13.6kg) of heroin.

Border guards in the northern province of Lao Cai have coordinated with local police force to arrest three people who were illegally transporting 40 bricks (about 13.6kg) of heroin.

On December 27 afternoon, the forces discovered a group of people travelling on National Highway 70 in Tien Phong village, Nong truong Phong Hai township of Bao Thang district.

The group, including one man driving a motorbike with a package on it, followed by a van. After being stopped, the man confessed that the package was containing heroin.

The three people - Vang Seo Quang (born in 1973), Vang Seo Sau (born in 1975), and Ma Sin Lu (born in 1994), all from Muong Khuong district, have been detained, along with the heroin.

The case is under further investigation.

Viet Nam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 g of heroin or over 2.5 kg of methamphetamine face death.

 

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