Two men carrying 1,500 drug tablets into Vietnam arrested

Border guards in the central province of Ha Tinh this morning said that they discovered two trafficking of drug from Laos to Vietnam, confiscating nearly 1,500 synthetic drug tablets.

The drug tablets are seized (Photo: SGGP)

The drug tablets are seized (Photo: SGGP)

Yesterday, in the international border gate Cau Treo in Huong Son District, border guards, the anti-drug team and customs officer, police officers arrested 34-year-old Tran Dinh Loc hailing from Can Loc District who carried 1,268 drug tablets in a passenger bus travelling from Laos into Vietnam.

Initially, Loc confessed at the police station that he was hired to transport the drug tablets for a Laotian man in Bolykhamxay District into Vinh City in the central province Nghe An to give hand the drug tablets to a Vietnamese who will give back VND8 million. 

Two hours later on the same day, also in the Cau Treo border gate, forces captured 50-year-old Trinh Dinh Tri from Yen Thanh District in the central province of Nghe An who was carrying 189 drug tablets in his luggage.
Trinh Dinh Tri confessed to buy the drug tablets from a Laotian man and brought back to Vietnam for earning profits. 

Further investigation will be carried out.

Under Vietnam’s Penal Code, those who are convicted of smuggling more than 2.5
kilograms of methamphetamine will be given a death sentence.


By staff writers – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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