|Đào at the police station. —VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
ĐẮK LẮK — Police in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk arrested a woman on Tuesday morning for illegally carrying 7.7kg of heroin in her luggage.
Phan Thị Đào from Bắc Kạn Province’s Cẩm Giàng Commune was caught on a passenger coach travelling from the central province of Nghệ An to HCM City. The coach was stopped by the police for inspection in Đắk Lắk Province’s Pơng Đrang Commune.
Đào admitted to the police that she had been hired by a woman in HCM City to transport the heroin from Laos to HCM City for VNĐ50 million (US$2,150).
Đào said it was the third time she carried heroin for the woman.
Local police are investigating the case. — VNS