|Phong at the police station in Lai Châu. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
LAI CHÂU — Police of the northern mountainous province of Lai Châu have arrested a man for illegally transporting more than 36,000 tablets of methamphetamine.
Vàng A Phong, 31, from Cò Nòi Village in Mai Sơn District, was arrested at 11pm on Saturday while transporting the drug shipment, weighing nearly 3.4kg, from Lao Khô Village in Yên Châu District to Cò Nòi Comune in Mai Sơn District on his motorbike.
He told the police that he had been hired to transport the drugs for a fee of VNĐ3 million (US$134).
The case is under investigation. — VNS