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Drug traffickers arrested in Sơn La

Update: July, 06/2018 - 11:00
The drugs that police found after a raid into a house in Mộc Châu Town, Sơn La Province late Thursday evening. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

SƠN LA — Police found two men packing heroin and synthetic drugs at a house in Mộc Châu Town in the northern province of Sơn La late Thursday evening. They seized about 15 bricks of heroin, three kilos of crystal meth and 6,000 methamphetamine pills.

The suspected drug traffickers – Hà Văn Thành, 37, residing in the district’s Lóng Sập Commune, and Trần Hữu Thụ, 41, of Mường Sang Commune – ran to the top of the four-storey house, intending to run away and destroy evidence, but they failed.

Reaching Thành’s place, police found another brick of heroin and 1,000 meth pills.

Meanwhile, police in Mai Sơn District in the same province recently arrested another drug trafficker, Sồng A Hờ, born in 1974 and residing in Cò Nòi Commune.

Hờ admitted buying the drugs from a stranger in Phiềng Khoai Commune of the province’s Yên Châu District for VNĐ80 million (US$3,470) to sell for profit.

Authorised agencies seized 12,000 methamphetamine pills, a motorbike and other relevant items.

In addition, when searching his house in Cò Nòi’s Phiềng Hy Village, police discovered four packages, allegedly containing opium resin.  The cases are under investigation.

Sơn La police last Friday concluded a massive raid into the hideouts of two major drug lords, who were both killed following tense resistance. The leaders of major operations that trafficked drugs from Laos via Việt Nam to a third country, they were shot and killed during the raid that involved more than 300 police officers. — VNS

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