|Vi Văn Đồng at the police station after being arrested for attempted drug trafficking. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
THANH HÓA — Police in the central province of Thanh Hóa reported they had busted two drug rings from Laos, seizing more than 6,000 synthetic drug tablets, a brick of heroin, one kilogramme of crystal meth and several weapons.
On January 19, police in Quan Hóa District caught Hoàng Ngọc Bằng, a 40-year-old from Mường Lý Commune, Mường Lát District, attempting to smuggle a packet of heroin and a meth pill into Trung Sơn Commune.
Searching the man’s house, they seized 10 plastic bags containing 2,020 synthetic drug tablets. Bằng has three previous drug convictions.
After completing previous jail terms, he colluded with other traffickers to bring drugs from Laos to Mường Lát and Quan Hóa districts.
On the same day, local police also arrested Vi Văn Đồng, 36, from Ta Bán hamlet, Trung Sơn Commune, for drug trafficking and storage.
They found 4,200 synthetic drug tablets, a brick of heroin, 1kg of crystal meth, a homemade gun, knives, swords and other tools in his house. — VNS