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Border guards operating in Tay Ninh province announced on August 2 they have apprehended a Nigerian national attempting to illegally transport drugs into Vietnam from Cambodia.


More suspects arrested in cross-border drug trafficking ring

Over 100kg of drugs were seized and 15 more suspects were arrested as a result of expanded investigation into a drug trafficking ring that transported drugs by sea from HCM City to the Republic of Korea.

Cambodian cross-border drug trafficker gets death sentence

The People's Court of the southern province of Tay Ninh handed a death penalty to a Cambodian drug trafficker on during a trial on July 31.

Five death sentences handed down in Van Kinh Duong drug case

The People’s Court of HCM City on July 27 handed down five death sentences and four terms of life imprisonment to defendants involved in a major drug ring led by Van Kinh Duong.


Trans-national drug trafficking ring busted in HCM City

The Ministry of Public Security’s Drug Police Department said on July 20 that they have busted a trans-national drug trafficking ring led by Kim Soon-sik, 60, from the Republic of Korea (RoK).


Large haul of drugs seized in Dien Bien

Police of Dien Bien district of the northwestern province of the same name on July 11 said they, together with relevant agencies, had seized a large haul of drugs from a transnational trafficking ring.

Three drug trafficking rings busted

The Drug Crime Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security recently announced that it, together with relevant agencies, had busted three major drug trafficking rings.

Taiwanese man prosecuted for drug trafficking

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Procuracy on May 27 issued a decision for the prosecution of a Taiwanese national for “trafficking drugs”, in line with Article 250 of the 2015 Criminal Code.

Large volume of illicit drugs seized in HCMC

The HCMC Department of Customs has confiscated over 18 kilograms of ecstasy pills and marijuana hidden in packages sent from Europe to Vietnam.

US sends warships to Caribbean to stop illegal drugs

The announcement came a week after the US accused Venezuela's leader of "narco-terrorism".

Two Taiwanese drug traffickers arrested in HCM City

Two Taiwanese involved in a drug trafficking ring were arrested on December 20 while hiding in Ho Chi Minh City, police said on December 21.

Police crack massive drug trafficking ring

Vietnamese and Taiwanese drug investigators have uncovered a massive transnational drug trafficking ring and have seized 446 packs of heroin worth more than US$6 million from a warehouse in HCMC.

Drug smugglers turning to sea transportation

Maritime smuggling is becoming more common among heroin traffickers according to an expert.

Quang Nam: Suspected heroin found washing ashore

Police in some central provinces have found dozens of plastic bags containing a substance suspected to be heroin at local coast.


Five on death row for drug trafficking

Three separate courts on Thursday handed death penalties to five people and life sentences to another seven who were found guilty of dealing drugs.

Four given death sentence for drug trafficking

The People’s Court in northern Lang Son Province has sentenced four members of a drug gang to death for trafficking narcotics.

Two detained for trafficking 77kgs of drugs into Vietnam

Investigative police in Dien Bien have arrested two suspects for their alleged involvement in a transnational drug trafficking ring, with 220 packs of heroin, weighing 77 kilograms, being seized.


HCM City court hands eight death, one life sentences to drug traffickers

The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on October 7 sentenced eight defendants to death and another to life imprisonment for trafficking 379 heroin bricks weighing over 132kg and 55kg of methamphetamine.

Dien Bien: two drug trafficking cases detected

The police and border guard forces in the northwestern province of Dien Bien on September 1 arrested three men for trafficking 50 kg of methamphetamine.


Laos national sentenced to death for trafficking over 300kg of drugs

The People’s Court of central Quang Binh province on August 28 handed a death sentence to a Laos national who stood trial for trafficking 308.6 kg of methamphetamine in Vietnam.