2 Laos men caught smuggling 12 kg of heroin to Vietnam

By Khanh Hoan, Thanh Nien News

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Two Laos men arrested for smuggling heroin to Vietnam on April 17, 2016. Photo: Thach Le Two Laos men arrested for smuggling heroin to Vietnam on April 17, 2016. Photo: Thach Le

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Border guards in Nghe An Province in central Vietnam have arrested two Laos men for smuggling nearly 12 kilograms of heroin into Vietnam.
The suspects, 40 and 45 years old, were caught on Sunday afternoon while carrying the heroin and 15,000 ecstasy pills on a motorbike.
Officers said the batch was the biggest drug haul seized in the border province this year.
Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. The production or sale of 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of other illegal narcotics is punishable by death.
Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine also face the death penalty.

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