Four people are under arrest after police smashed two separate drug smuggling rings. Heroin, ketamine and thousands of ecstasy tables have been recovered.
Việt Nam and other countries located near Southeast Asia's notorious 'Golden Triangle' are facing numerous challenges in the fight against drug trafficking.
Two drug traffickers were sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for transporting 4,000 tablets of ecstasy from the northern mountainous province of Sơn La to Hà Nội, Vietnam News Agency reported.
The Điện Biên Province Police have detained two persons who were caught transporting more than 170kg of heroin worth VNĐ70 billion ($3 million), claimed by the police to be the largest quantity of heroin seized in the country, so far.
The Điện Biên Police, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Public Security, on Saturday caught three heroin traffickers and made the province’s largest-ever heroin seizure.
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.
The Điện Biên Province Border Guards announced on Thursday that they had busted an important case of drug trafficking.
Police have apprehended several people across the country for illegal possession and transportation of drugs over the past few days.
Two drug traffickers were arrested and 19 varieties of synthetic drugs were recently seized in Nam Định Province, the province’s police said on Wednesday.