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THANH HOÁ — Thanh Hoá Province Police arrested two drug traffickers and seized two kilos of methamphetamine, 4,000 ecstasy pills, one handmade gun and five phones on Sunday afternoon following an extensive investigation, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Lương Văn Trác and Ngô Trường Long were caught attempting to transport the illegal narcotics in Trung Lý Commune, Mường Lát District.
Police also arrested Lê Xuân Hiên for his involvement in the crime.
The ringleader of the gang has been named by the suspects as Lương Văn Trác, a heavy drug addict with previous convictions.
The value of the drugs, which were transported from Laos, has been estimated at VNĐ200 million (US$8,600).
Thanh Hoá Police are conducting further investigations.
This time last month, the provincial police also arrested Nguyễn Ngọc Thành, 41, in another drug-related case.
Thành was caught in the act of transporting nearly 3kg of methamphetamine, over 5,800 ecstasy pills, and nearly 40g of heroin from the border area between the provinces of Thanh Hóa and Hua Phan for sale in Thanh Hóa City. — VNS