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The police broke up a huge transnational drug smuggling ring that has illegally trafficked and distributed a total of 1.6 tonnes of drugs of different types for consumption in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

Large drug trafficking ring busted in north-western Vietnam

The border guard force have broken a large drug tracking ring in the north-western province of Dien Bien, arresting three suspects along with 144,000 pills of synthetic drugs and 12 cakes of heroin.

Taiwanese drug traffickers sentenced to death

The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on December 17 sentenced two Taiwanese men to death for illegally trafficking up to 606kg of drugs.

Foreigners take advantage of traveling to commit drug crime: police warn

The Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security warned that many foreigners have been taking advantage of traveling to Vietnam to commit a drug crime.

Methamphetamine use on the rise in Vietnam: UNODC

The number of methamphetamine users in Vietnam increased by nine times from 2016 to 2020, a new report has found.

Nigerian drug transporter sentenced to death

The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh on April 13 sentenced Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, a Nigerian man born in 1996, to death for illegally transporting narcotic substances under Clause 4, Article 250 of the 2015 Penal Code.

Drug trafficking ring busted at hospital in Hanoi

Hanoi police have busted a drug trafficking ring that was being run out of a hospital.

Nigerian man sentenced to death for transporting nearly 4kg of meth

The People’s Court of the southern border province of Tay Ninh on March 2 handed down the death penalty to a Nigerian man for illegally transporting nearly 4kg of meth, in line with the 2015 Criminal Code.

Police raid three drug trafficking rings between Cambodia and Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City police have coordinated with the Ministry of Public Security to raid three major drug trafficking networks between Cambodia and Vietnam, seizing 217 kg of drugs of all kinds.

HCM City seizes 31kg of drugs sent from abroad by mail

Over 31 kg of drugs of various types have been found in multiple parcels sent from abroad by mail and express mail to Ho Chi Minh City, the city’s Customs Department announced on January 13.

Two Laotian nationals caught in possession of significant drugs haul

Border guards operating in the northern province of Dien Bien recently detained two Laotian citizens as they were in the process of attempting to smuggle a large quantity of drugs into the nation.

More than 20 tons of drugs found over nearly past three years

From 2017 to June 2020, anti-drug forces across the country discovered 81,419 drug-related cases and seized 124,167 crimes together with 20.4 tons of different drug types, 

Young drug users on the rise in HCM City, Da Nang

More and more young people are turning to drug addiction in both Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang city.

"Mango juice" drug detected in Vietnam for first time

Ho Chi Minh City police have announced that a new kind of drug that has never been seen in Vietnam, called "mango juice", is camouflaged in packages with the label "Cripy Fruit Mango".

HCM City: legal proceedings launched against three for illegal drug trading

Police in HCM City on September 23 said they have started legal proceedings against and detained three suspects on illegal trading drug, two of whom are foreigners.

Eight Lao nationals caught smuggling 10kg of meth into Vietnam

Eight Lao drug traffickers have been arrested in the central province of Quang Tri for attempts to trade and transport 10kg of synthetic drugs into Vietnam, the provincial border guards announced on September 7.

Seven drug traffickers sentenced to death in Vietnam

The People’s Court of Dien Bien province, north-western Vietnam, on August 21 handed down a death sentence on seven local residents charged with smuggling and trafficking 51kg of heroin in 2019.


Singaporean drug trafficker gets death sentence

The People’s Court of the southwestern border province of Tay Ninh on August 7 handed a death penalty to a 40-year-old Singaporean man for drug trafficking.

Vietnamese, Lao localities jointly bust cross-border drug trafficking ring

The Border Guard in the central province of Quang Tri worked with security forces in Laos’ Savannakhet province to arrest five Lao suspects as a result of an expanded investigation into a ring trafficking drugs from Laos to Vietnam.


Vietnamese, Scot jailed in Hanoi on drug offences

The Hanoi City People’s Court on August 3 handed down jail sentences to a Vietnamese and a Scot on charges of trafficking drugs.