Viet Nam News
SƠN LA — Police on Thursday arrested two people from the northern mountainous province of Sơn La for illegally transporting 50 cakes of heroin.
Following a tip-off, the police stopped a car on National Highway No 6 for inspection and seized 50 cakes of heroin, each weighing around 350g, three mobile phones, VNĐ1.5 million (US$66) in cash and other items.
The suspects have been identified as Hoàng Anh Tuấn, 41, from Hà Nội’s Hà Đông District and Trần Lê Hùng, 27, from Thanh Hóa Province’s Quảng Xương District.
The duo told the police that they had bought the heroin from Hòa Bình Province’s Mai Châu District for consumption.
A VNĐ50 million (US$2,200) award has been presented to investigator team who took part in the case.
In a separate incident, police officials from the northern province of Phú Thọ and the capital uncovered a workshop that was producing methamphetamine, or crystal meth, which is a powerful stimulant.
Thạch Văn Hòa, 60, a resident of Nam Từ Liêm District’s Đại Mỗ Ward, was caught red-handed on Thursday while selling meth to Đỗ Hiệp Hải, 59, and Nông Thị Hường, 21, also from Hà Nội.
The police said they had their eyes on Hòa, who is a suspect in a case related to the illegal transportation of 300 cakes of heroin.
The police confiscated 10kg of crystal meth worth around VNĐ10 billion (US$440,000), VNĐ31million ($1,400) in cash and equipment used to produce the recreational drug.
Hòa told the police that he and his wife learnt how to produce meth while they were working overseas for several years. — VNS