Vừ A Tá was caught red-handed with 17 bricks of heroin. — Photo congan.com.vn
SƠN LA — Police in the northwestern mountainous province of Sơn La, in co-operation with customs and border guard forces, have seized 17 bricks of heroin.
Each brick of heroin normally weighs 340 to 350 grams.
Vừ A Tà, 33, from Xa Dung Commune, Điện Biên Đông District, the neighbouring province of Điện Biên, was caught red-handed with the drugs at 4:30pm on Monday in Mường Bám Commune, Thuận Châu District, Sơn La, according to police.
He reportedly confessed he had gone to Thuận Châu to purchase the heroin from another dealer, whose identity remains unknown, and was on the way to sell it.
The case is under further investigation. — VNS