|Heroin trafficker Giàng A Tú (middle) at the police’ station. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tiến|
HÀ NỘI — Three heroin traffickers were caught red-handed on Tuesday by Việt Nam and Laos’ criminal police in a province in Laos.
The three traffickers were caught selling and buying heroin at a motel in Mường Khoa town in Phong Sa Lỳ Province.
Besides the 40,000 synthetic pills, 60 cakes of heroin, a K59 gun, seven bullets, two cars and eight mobile phones were confiscated. The police also collected some other evidences.
All three arrested are residents of Laos. They have been identified as Giàng A Tú, 33, from Xiêng Khoảng Province; Bun Hoong, 53, from Vientiane City; and So Viêng Say, 49, also from Vientiane City.
They are part of a heroin trafficking ring that transported heroin from Laos’ Bo Kẹo Province to Mường Khoa Town to sell to the Vietnamese.
The ring was discovered by border guard police of Việt Nam’s northern province of Điện Biên in January. Vietnamese policemen were sent to Laos to keep a watch on the ring.
The police began tracking Giàng A Tú and Bun Hoong on Monday after receiving information that they were transporting a large amount of heroin to Mường Khoa for storage and sale. — VNS