|Tran Ngoc Toan and Truong Thi Nguyet were caught with their objects of evidence. — Photo vov.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Tinh Border Guards, in co-ordination with their partners in the central provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, yesterday caught two people who were transporting 5kg of marijuana.
The Ha Tinh Border Guards said last month they had smashed a heroin trafficking ring that extended from Laos to Viet Nam, with the ring leader being 28-year-old Tran Ngoc Toan from the northern Tuyen Quang Province.
The criminals often transported the heroin via the Lao Bao Border Gate in the central Quang Tri Province and then sold it in Hue City.
After investigating and monitoring their activities over a period, the border guards arrested Toan and his accomplice Truong Thi Nguyet, 45, from the central Thua Thien-Hue Province while they were transporting the drugs.
Resolution No. 1, released in 2001 by the People's Supreme Court, says people caught transporting more than 600g of heroin will be sentenced to death. — VNS