|Hạng A Khu and seized drugs at the police station. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tư|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Police in the north-western province of Điện Biên have seized 110,000 methamphetamine pills in a transnational operation over the last two days.
While patrolling in Noong Bua Ward in Điện Biên Phủ City on Sunday afternoon, officers detected a suspect trading meth with two others.
The trio resisted fiercely and fled, but the police subsequently arrested a man identified as Hạng A Khu, 29, of Điện Biên Đông District’s Pu Nhi Commune and found him in possession of 20 packs containing 20,000 meth pills.
Earlier, on Saturday the provincial police seized 90,000 meth pills and arrested a Lao national. The operation was a joint effort by the police departments of Điện Biên Province and Luang Prabang and Phongsali provinces of Laos.
Officers also seized motorbike, a mobile phone and other items.
The Lao man said he had bought the meth in Borikhamxay Province in his country and transported it to Luang Prabang for sale to a Vietnamese who has not been identified.
An investigation into the incident is underway. — VNS