Two of three suspects arrested in a drug trafficking bust in the northern province of Quang Ninh March 29
One Lao and two Vietnamese nationals were arrested by police in the northern province of Quang Ninh for allegedly trafficking at least 20 kilograms of heroin, investigators said Tuesday.
According to police, they discovered the heroin in a car driven by Sinh A Lau, a Vietnamese national living in Laos wanted by police for allegedly trafficking drugs.
The man was on his way from the town of Uong Bi to Ha Long on Saturday, investigators said.
The heroin was contained in two sacks hidden in a secret tank under the back seats of the car, which carried a Lao license plate, they said.
After that, police arrested a Vietnamese national also living in Laos and another Lao national.
Police are investigating the case.
Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine face the death penalty.
The production or sale of 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of other illegal narcotics is also punishable by death.
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