Đửa Village is home to only 83 households, but nearly 30 residents have been sentenced to jail for drug trafficking, and more than 20 are registered drug addicts.
Police in the northern mountainous province of Bắc Kạn arrested four people for trafficking 198 cakes of heroin, weighs nearly 70 kilos, in Tú Trĩ Commune on Wednesday.
The Điện Biên Province Border Guards, in co-ordination with the Laos’ Phongsaly Province's Security Headquarters, during the early hours of Tuesday, destroyed a complex heroin trafficking ring.
An appeal court in HCM City on Monday upheld the death sentence of a Vietnamese-born Australian national for trafficking heroin.
The Hòa Bình People’s Court yesterday sentenced Hà Văn Quân, 40, to life imprisonment for trading and transporting heroin.