|Synthetic drugs tablets. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Hữu Quyết|Viet Nam News
ĐIỆN BIÊN — The narcotics crime prevention force under Điện Biên Province’s Border Guards, in collaboration with the Mường Nhà Border Station, yesterday arrested drugs smuggler Vừ A Phồng.
Born in 1982, Phồng resides in Sơn Tống hamlet, Na Tông Commune, Điện Biên District.
The smuggler was caught red-handed illegally transporting three heroin packages and 1,600 synthetic drugs tablets in Sơn Tống Hamlet.
Besides these drugs, the enforcement team also seized one handgun with 119 bullets and a cellphone.
During questioning, Vừ A Phồng confessed to purchasing and illegal smuggling narcotics.
Further investigation is underway to target the entire illegal drugs transportation chain from Laos to Việt Nam in which Vừ A Phồng was identified as the key link.—VNS