Police in Vietnam northern province of Quang Ninh Tuesday detained three suspected drug traffickers.
They said Vu Tien Ha, 22, Dong Kim Hung, 26, and Vu Thanh Chung, 33, have been involved in the trafficking of at least one kilogram of heroin in powdered form and 2,000 tablets of compressed heroin.
Customs officers in the province caught Ha and Hung with the drugs and they confessed they'd had been hired to smuggle them by Chung.
Chung was caught at a local hotel later with some heroin tablets.
The case is being investigated further.