DIEN BIEN (VNS)- Dien Bien Border Guards, in co-ordination with Lao security police, yesterday confiscated heroin and weapons worth VND30 billion (US$1.4 million) in house raids close to the Lao border.
The contraband was detected in the homes of three alleged heroin traffickers in Phong Saly District. The traffickers are said to have admitted that they transported the heroin from Laos to Viet Nam for sale.
Police confiscated 34 cakes of heroin, more than 15kg of powdered heroin, 64kg of additives used in processing heroin, five guns and nearly 30kg of dynamite.
Investigations showed that, in the past 10 years, the traffickers trafficked more than 10,000 cakes of heroin to Viet Nam.- VNS