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Man seized while smuggling ecstasy

Update: June, 02/2014 - 08:29
The Quang Binh Border Guards yesterday arrested a man who was transporting 600 tablets of ecstasy from Laos to Viet Nam.— Photo vov

QUANG BINH (VNS) — The Quang Binh Border Guards yesterday arrested a man who was transporting 600 tablets of ecstasy from Laos to Viet Nam.

The man, often called Son, 22, lives in Laos' Khammouane Province. He was apprehended at the Cha Lo Border Gate.

Son admitted to having transported the ecstasy to sell to people in the central provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

Earlier last Friday, the Cao Bang People's Court on Friday handed down life sentences to two women, Le Thi Xuan, 42, and Hoang Thi Muot, 41, for selling heroin.

Xuan finished serving a sentence for selling heroin in 2008, but returned to selling the drug. Officials said she asked Be Van Hong, 42, a motorbike taxi driver, to contribute money and help sell heroin.

Xuan contributed VND100 million ($4,700), while Hong contributed VND200 million ($9,500), as they purchased more than 1kg of heroin from Muot.

Hong was arrested by the Ha Lang District Police while transporting the heroin to the border areas, as he intended to cross over to China to sell the heroin. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison. — VNS

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