|Major General Sùng A Hồng (centre) presents flowers to investigators involved in discovering the drug trafficking case. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tiến|
ĐIỆN BIÊN — Leaders of Điện Biên Province Police on Sunday awarded officers for their investigations into drug-related crime.
The previous day, police busted a transnational drug trafficking ring and 77kg of heroin.
The police division for drug crime investigation, in collaboration with officers at the Mường Nhà border station under the Điện Biên Border Guard High Command, caught two men transporting the drugs in Na Tông Village, Điện Biên District.
The traffickers were named as Thào A Bình, 28, residing in Na Tông Commune, and Thào A Chứ, 31, residing in Púng Luông Commune in the northwestern mountainous province of Yên Bái.
Bình and Chứ admitted they had bought the heroin in Laos and transported it to Việt Nam for sale.
Two cars, one motorbike, four mobile phones and other relevant exhibits were also seized.
Further investigation is underway. — VNS