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Large heroin haul seized in Thai Nguyen

Update: February, 17/2015 - 16:03
Photo shows cakes of heroin seized from the case. — Photo

THAI NGUYEN (VNS) —Police in the northern Thai Nguyen Province arrested two men early today for possessing 200 cakes of heroin, weighing about 70kg, and about 400 ecstasy tablets.

The two men, named Pham Van Thao, 35, and Le Van Hoat, 32, were caught while they were illegally transporting the heroin and ecstasy tablets in a five-seater vehicle on a stretch of the Thai Nguyen–Ha Noi Expressway in Tan Lap Ward.

Thao and Hoat are arrested early today. — Photo

Thao and Hoat admitted to the police that they were hired to transport the drugs from Son La Province to Bac Kan Province.

This is the largest drug haul discovered in the province so far. The police are investigating the case further. —VNS

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