HA NOI – Municipal border police are investigating heroin trafficking through the international border gate of Mong Cai in northern Quang Ninh Province following the arrest of an alleged drug courier last Wednesday.
The Border Guard Drug Smuggling Prevention Department said yesterday Chinese national Chen Wen Bo, 25, was arrested and charged with trafficking 10.5kg of heroin powder in 10 metal boxes across the border to China.
Police said Chen confessed that he had been engaged as a courier to smuggle packages from Viet Nam to China by a foreigner named "Kris" who was now living in China.
He denied knowing the packages contained heroin.
Chen said he had been to Viet Nam three times after phone calls, met three different women in Ha Noi and received packages.
He also said he had also transported packages to Laos and Malaysia. – VNS