Ma He Sen at a police station in northern Vietnam with four kilos of meth he smuggled from China. Photo credit: VnExpress
Vietnamese officers on Tuesday arrested a Chinese man who was smuggling four kilograms of methamphetamine across the border into the country.
Ma He Sen, 48, was caught carrying four bags of the crystal drug across the border in Cao Bang Province, local media reported.
The man from Guangxi said he was delivering it to a dealer in Vietnam.
Officers said the drug is valued around VND1.6 billion (US$73,360) on the black market.
They busted another smuggling attempt of more than ten kilograms of heroin through the China border at Dien Bien Province a month ago.
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.