|Drugs seized from the traffickers in Huong Hoa District. Quang Tri Province.— Photo laodong.com.vn
QUANG TRI — Two men were caught carrying nearly 600 drug pills in a commune in this province's Huong Hoa District, which is close to the Lao Bao border gate with Laos.
The province's border guard commanders announced this morning that two residents of the central Quang Binh Province -- Nguyen Tho Nam, 19, and Nguyen Xuan Huyen, 37 -- were caught with the drugs.
The men said they had crossed the border illegally to purchase drugs in Savanakhet in Laos for consumption in their home province.
The border guards seized 595 pills from them. The guards are working with the local police to investigate the case further.
Nam and Huyen had been released from jail several weeks ago, before they got involved in the drug trafficking. — VNS