|Lang Van Hao was arrested for possessing 3kg of methamphetamine. — VNA/Photo Van Duc
THANH HOA (VNS) — Thanh Hoa and Son La provinces' border guards, along with Laos' Hua Phan Province police have caught a couple for possessing 23.5kg of heroin and 191 synthetic drug pills.
The authorities on Monday arrested Nang Na Mua, 26, for possessing 7kg of heroin in Sam Nua District in Laos' Hua Phan Province.
Then, the police caught Mua's husband Thao Chu Vang and seized 16.5kg of heroin, 191 synthetic drug pills and other items from their house.
The two traffickers said they were shaping heroin into cakes to smuggle them into Viet Nam for consumption.
On the same day, the northern Quang Ninh Province police arrested Lang Van Hao, 18, for smuggling 3kg of methamphetamine from China to Viet Nam.
Hao is a native of Thanh Hoa Province. He came to Quang Ninh to work as a porter.
Hao and some other people illegally crossed the border into China on Monday to unload goods.
In China, Tam, who is Hao's acquaintance, asked him to smuggle methamphetamine to Viet Nam and charged him VND10 million (about US$447).
All the cases are being investigated further. — VNS