Police in Bach Thong district, the northern province of Bac Kan, on October 16 arrested three men who smuggled 198 bricks of heroin from Laos into Vietnam. The drug was believed to be forwarded to China.
Vang A Minh (born in 1978, residing in Dien Bien province) was arrested for his involvement in the case. (Photo: VNA)
Trieu Van Vinh (born in 1986, residing in Thai Nguyen province), Trieu Van Luc (born in 1996, residing in Thai Nguyen province), and Giang A Di (born in 1995 in Dien Bien province) were caught while attempting to transport the drug on National Highway 3 in Khuoi Sla village, Tu Tri commune, Bach Thong district.
The drug, worth some 40 billion VND (1.7 million USD), was hidden in an excavator.
The province’s police also arrested Vang A Minh (born in 1978, residing in Dien Bien province) for his involvement in the case.
Minh admitted that he was hired to transport the drug from Laos to China via Cao Bang province for 1 billion VND (42,800 USD). Meanwhile, Di said that he were promised 200 million VND (8,500 USD) if the transportation was successful.
Further investigation is underway.VNA