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LÀO CAI — Police in the northern border province of Lào Cai’s Văn Bàn District arrested a drug smuggler and seized nearly 3kg of heroin yesterday.
The suspect, Phạm Sơn Hải, 48, from Lào Cai’s Phố Lu Township, was caught carrying 10 nylon-wrapped packs of heroin – some 300g each – at toll station IC16 on the Nội Bài-Lào Cai Expressway.
The police also seized VNĐ21 million (US$940), a Toyota Hilux car and three mobile phones.
The investigation at the suspect’s house in Lào Cai’s Khánh Yên Township also led to the seizure of another VNĐ143 million ($6,400), two electronic scales and equipment used in drug use.
The case is being investigated further. — VNS