Vietnamese Tiếng Việt | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Advertise with Us
   
Text Size

Major drug trafficking bust in northern province

Share
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)

Police of the northern province of Sơn La, in collaboration with anti-trafficking customs authorities, have arrested two men suspected of trafficking drugs.

Methamphetamine pills collected in a drugs bust. — VNA/VNS Illustrative Photo

 

The anti-narcotics operation seized 11 packages of heroin (each weighing about 350g), more than 1,900 pills containing methamphetamine, one motorbike, two cellphones and other related items, the Vietnamplus online newspaper reported on Monday.

The two men apprehended, 26-year-old Vàng A Páo (a.k.a Vàng Vương Chí) and 25-year-old Vàng A Tráng, are both residents of Bắc Yên District’s Hua Nhàn Commune, one of the poorest localities in the country.

Authorities are expanding the scope of the investigation and more arrests could be forthcoming.

The mountainous province, sharing a 250km border with Laos, has always been considered a hot spot of drug crimes, with the number of cases and amount of drugs discovered or suspects arrested far exceeding all other provinces and cities in the country.

According to Vietnamese law, those found guilty of smuggling over 100g of heroin, or 300g of other solid drugs (750ml of liquid drugs) could face 20 years or life imprisonment, or at in serious cases, a death sentence.

 

Source: VNS

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Illegal drug trafficking chain cracked down

Tân Sơn Nhất International Aiport Customs officers on Sunday announced that they have smashed an illegal marijuana trafficking chain from the US to Việt...

» Hải Phòng police bust drug trafficking ring

Police in northern Hải Phòng City on Monday busted a drug trafficking ring which involved transporting and trading dozens of kilos of drugs.

» Tây Ninh sentences three defendants for drug trafficking

The People’s Court of Tây Ninh Province on Tuesday sentenced Đinh Văn Hùng, 35, and Trần Thị Hồng, 39, to life in prison while Nguyễn Văn...

Login