Police in Quang Ninh Province near the border with China on Tuesday arrested a Chinese national for smuggling 20 kilograms of methamphetamine into Vietnam.
Chen Huo Quan, 48, was traveling on a taxi.
He hid the illegal drugs under his seat at the back.
Chen, a Guangxi native, said he met a Chinese man named A Si at a bar in China in late February. That man hired him to deliver the drugs to a customer in Vietnam.
He said he was paid 10,000 yuan (US$1,600) for the delivery.
Police are investigating further.
Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws.
Those convicted of trafficking more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilos of methamphetamine face death penalties.
Producing or selling 100 g of heroin or 300 g of other drugs are also capital crimes.