Suspected drug trafficker Giàng A Cấu and the heroin seized by Sơn La police on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo
SƠN LA — The police department of the northern mountainous province of Sơn La, working with the police of two of Vân Hồ and Mộc Châu districts, arrested a suspect illegally transporting nearly 6.5 kilogrammes of heroin in Lóng Luông Village, Lóng Luông Commune, Vân Hồ District on Wednesday.
The suspected drug trafficker is Giàng A Cấu, born in 1981, a resident of the commune’s Tà Dê Village. Officers seized 20 bars of heroin, 198 methamphetamine tablets, a motorbike and other related evidence.
On the same day, police in the northern province of Hoà Bình and Tân Lạc District police stopped two suspicious men on a motorbike on Highway 6 in Tuân Lộ Commune in the province's Tân Lạc District.
The forces discovered 10 bars of heroin under the bottom of the vehicle. The two suspects – Nguyễn Đức Thuận, born in 1973, and Ngô Dương Thanh, born in 1972, both residents of the city of Thái Nguyên – admitted they were hired to carry the drugs from Sơn La Province to Hoà Bình Province.
In a urine test, Thuận tested positive for drugs.
The two cases are under investigation by police in Hoà Bình and Sơn La. — VNS