|On December 31, police arrested four suspects, along with more than 100,000 methamphetamine pills in a motel in Dong Son District's Rung Thong Town.— Photo nld
THANH HOA (VNS)— Police in the central province of Thanh Hoa arrested suspects on New Year's Eve in the province's largest case of drug trafficking from Laos to Viet Nam.
On December 31, police arrested four suspects, along with more than 100,000 methamphetamine pills in a motel in Dong Son District's Rung Thong Town.
The suspects were identified as two couples, including Nguyen Ngoc Hung, 45, and his wife Thoan Thi Vy, 44, from Thanh Hoa Province and Nguyen Huu Bang, 35, and his wife Le Thi At, 39, from neighbouring Ha Tinh Province.
According to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, the four suspects confessed to having co-ordinated with others in Laos to purchase the drugs and bring them to sell in Viet Nam. They were said to have transported the drugs in a pick-up car carrying bonsai from Laos' Houaphanh province to Thanh Hoa.
Further, the suspects from Laos were reported to have escaped when the police arrested the four Vietnamese suspects.
During yesterday's search at Hung's house in Dong Tan Commune, police seized VND90 million (US$4,300), five passports and other evidence. The investigation is ongoing. — VNS