Three caught in central Vietnam for smuggling drugs from Laos

By Ngoc Minh-Nguyen Dung, Thanh Nien News

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Police have arrested three drug trafficking suspects in two arrests in central Vietnam over the weekend, seizing more than 1.6 kg of heroin and 200 methamphetamine pills.
The suspects were smuggling the drugs from Laos into Vietnam. Two of them attempted to resist arrest by attacking the police with a stun gun and knives.
One suspect, Nguyen Thi Hoa, 35, was arrested by the police of Ha Tinh province on Sunday evening.
Hoa said she was hired to transport nearly 1 kg of heroin and 200 methamphetamine pills from Laos' Thakhek town to Ha Tinh.
She hid the drugs in a box of raw meat and took a cross-border bus. The police said they stopped the bus when they found "suspicious signs."
A day earlier, the police in Thanh Hoa province arrested Ho Van Tho, 43, and Ha Van Lim, 42, for allegedly smuggling 660 grams of heroin at a location near the Vietnamese border with Laos.
Tho and Lim attempted to fight the police using knives and a taser, but were eventually overpowered.
They told the police the had bought the heroin in Laos and planned to resell it in Vietnam for profit.

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