Police in the northwestern border province of Dien Bien have seized 110,000 methamphetamine pills in two separate cases.
Local police arrested Hang A Khu, 29, and found him in possession of 20 packs containing 20,000 meth pills.(Photo: VNA)
While patrolling in Noong Bua ward in Dien Bien Phu city on March 31 afternoon, local police officers detected a suspect trading meth with two others.
The trio resisted fiercely and fled, but the police subsequently arrested a man identified as Hang A Khu, 29, residing in Dien Bien Dong district’s Pu Nhi commune and found him in possession of 20 packs containing 20,000 meth pills.
A day earlier, the provincial police seized 90,000 meth pills and arrested a Lao national. The operation was a joint effort by the police departments of Dien Bien province and the Lao provinces of Luang Prabang and Phongsali.
The police also seized a motorbike, a mobile phone and other items.
The Lao man said he had bought the meths in Borikhamxay province of Laos and transported them to Luang Prabang for sale to a Vietnamese who has not been identified.
Further investigations into the cases are underway.VNA