Three Drug Smugglers With Heroin Cakes Arrested In Vietnam

By 07:45 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 Comments

Police in Vietnam’s northern Dien Bien province have cracked down a major drug trafficking case, arresting three suspects and seizing 54 heroin cakes.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday that the authorities caught a man trading in the drug weighing nearly 19 kg in Dien Bien’s Muong Cha District on Tuesday night.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

From his confession, the police arrested two other members of the ring, said the report.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A month ago, the authorities discovered the trans-provincial and transnational drug trafficking ring with a large amount of heroin traded from Laos to Dien Bien through northern Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces before being sold to a third country.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The case is under further investigation.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

As stipulated in Vietnamese laws, those convicted of smuggling over 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kg of methamphetamine are punishable by death.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Making or trading 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of other illegal drugs also faces death penalty.



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