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Điện Biên border guards nab heroin smuggler

Update: October, 06/2016 - 18:00
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

 

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