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Thanh Hóa border force arrests heroin trafficker

Update: September, 13/2019 - 15:31


Sùng Văn Di pictured with heroin and methamphetamine. — VNA/VNS Photo

THANH HÓA  A man has been arrested trying to smuggle almost two and a half kilos of heroin into Việt Nam from Laos.

The 55-year-old was also allegedly carrying thousands of pills, believed to be methamphetamine.

He was arrested in the northern Thanh Hóa Province on Thursday by border guards and anti-drug and crime police.

The suspect identified himself as Sùng Văn Di, 55, a resident of Quan Sơn District’s Sơn Thủy Commune.

A bag he was carrying contained seven packages of heroin, each weighting around 350 grams as well as 56,000 tablets.

Earlier this week, seven people between 1976 and 1996 were arrested accused of smuggling drugs from Cambodia to HCM City following a four month investigation.

Thirty-five kilogrammes of different drugs were seized along with two guns and 21 bullets.

The gang hired two apartments in Thủ Đức district and District 8 to cover their activities. They are accused of smuggling drugs from Cambodia to HCM City through the Mộc Bài Border Gate in the southern province of Tây Ninh.

Investigations into the incidents are still ongoing. — VNS

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