|Meth that Sơn La police seized from suspected trafficker Mùa Thị Dai. — VNA/VNS Photo|
SƠN LA — Police in the northern province of Sơn La on Thursday arrested a woman for allegedly smuggling meth in Mộc Châu Plantation Town in Mộc Châu District.
Police seized 11,735 pills containing methamphetamine, one motorcycle and other evidence.
The suspect was named as Mùa Thị Dai, born in 1996, residing in Săn Cài Hamlet, Lóng Luông Commune, Vân Hồ District in Sơn La Province.
Mùa admitted to police that she bought the meth along the border and planned to sell it in other provinces. She was caught on the way to distribute the narcotics.
Police are investigating the case.
Lóng Luông Commune is 15km from the Laos border and is a known drug haven in northern Sơn La Province. Many of the 5,200 residents of Lóng Luông, most of them ethnic Mong, have family in Laos.
About 300km from Hà Nội, Sơn La province is notorious as a drug hotspot, with around 1,000 cases and hundreds of kilograms of narcotics seized every year.
In June 2018, Lóng Luông Commune drew public attention when two drug kingpins were shot dead during a four-day raid involving more than 300 police officers. — VNS