Vàng A Khua and Vàng A Của at Leng Su Sìn border station in Điện Biên Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
ĐIỆN BIÊN — Police and border guards in the northern province of Điện Biên have caught two people illegally trading and transporting drugs in the border area.
The two suspects are Vàng A Khua, 22, and Vàng A Của, 30, residing in Nậm Vì Village, Chung Chải Commune.
They were apprehended on Saturday afternoon in Mường Nhé District’s Chung Chải Commune while transporting drugs on motorbikes from Laos to Việt Nam for sale in Lai Châu Province.
Searching their backpacks, police and border guards found five suspicious packages weighing 7kg, three other packages containing pink tablets and one box of 200 bullets.
Khua and Của confessed that the packs contained opium and 600 pills which were bought from someone in Laos, worth VNĐ80 million (US$3,450).
Investigation into the case is ongoing. — VNS